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Forum topic by sumtertius posted 04-25-2014 03:25 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2014 03:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood intarsia intarsia elk elk elk carving scroll saw

Trying to complete this to display at the Annual Elk drawing in August here in PA. Just can’t seem to click with this one. Changed the antlers twice, you name it! Thinking of doing a recessed mountain scene in the background. Not sure.

-- The Knothouse of Dubois, Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 01:24 PM

Great progress!

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 01:59 PM

Your elk is very good. I love the way your work flows out into the frame. Your frame takes away from your work. Perhaps use walnut or some other fine hardwood. Work on your mitres, showcase your work.

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 02:20 PM

Welcome to LJ, sumertius. The elk looks beautiful. I agree with Jeff about the frame… it does not do justice for the elk. I like the aspect of the elk popping out of the frame, just not that frame. Maybe something made of natural edge boards, or something log cabin style. Just my thoughts :)

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 02:54 PM

welcome aboard. This is looking very nice so be sure to post it when you finish.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 03:02 PM

Great looking elk, but I have to agree with Fred, and Ted, about the frame, it would look better either gone or log cabin style, or natural edge. a mountain scene would look good in place of the frame.

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#6 posted 04-25-2014 05:16 PM

Have to agree about the frame- I think an oval frame would let the elk flow out of the picture better…..Wes

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