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    Hi fellow carvers, here's the latest off the carving bench, "Goofy Lines Up The Stake." (NOTE: I'm holding back on putting this piece on my Blog until after the New Year. That's when I'll give this piece as a surprise to my Brother-in-law, he follows my carving blog.)
    Regarding the work-up of this piece I want to give a shout-out to Arthur C on this forum for his suggestion to use shellac as a sealer. Since 2009 I've been using mostly a natural stain to seal and (I thought) hold down grain selling. Until a few years ago I was using basswood as my carving medium. Then I switched to tupelo which was better but still battled grain swelling. As you know I'm a rotary tool carver so dealing with grain swelling is part of the finishing process. "Goofy Lines Up The Stake" is my 84th piece since 2009 and the first piece to be sealed with shellac...… and WOW is all I can say! What a treat to not have to fight grain and is some cases loosing the detail I hoped from a piece. You can check out the conversation re: "Shellac as a sealer on the refinishing forum on this site.
    The ideas for "Goofy Lines Up The Stake" come from my Brother-in-law's background; first of all he's a huge Goofy fan, for many (younger years) he was and is a really good horseshoe player and the "Dixie Cup" Navy hat comes from his 10 years in the Navy. The campground identified on the piece is where he laid claim to winning many weekly horseshoe tournaments throughout the summers.
    I hope you like "Goofy Lines Up The Stake!"
    Dave
    http://oneofakindwoodcarvings.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Great carving, Dave!
    Claude
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    • #3
      Pro quality, Dave!
      Arthur

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      • #4
        Thank you Claude and Arthur! Claude you always have a positive comment, thanks so much! Arthur, thank you for your suggestion and complement.. I know I'm in outstanding company and so many truly gifted people on this forum.
        Dave
        http://oneofakindwoodcarvings.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Very nice carving and paintwork. I did order some spray shellac since Arthur's suggested that it was good. Glad to see your example also. I might become another "believer."
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            This is some piece of work, the carving, detail and painting the tops
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Thanks Woodburner, I'm sure you'll like the results. I used brush on shellac. JoeB thank you!
              http://oneofakindwoodcarvings.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Another one of your great creations Dave, someone is going to be very happy.. It might even be Goofy.
                If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                www.spokanecarvers.com

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                • #9
                  Hi Dave, great Detailing and Painting makes a Great Carving. Merle

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                  • #10
                    Thank you very much Tom and Merle.
                    http://oneofakindwoodcarvings.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Very nice carving Dave.

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                      • #12
                        Good job, Dave, Your brother in law will be happy with that one.
                        Herb

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                        • #13
                          That's very nice Dave.
                          Joe

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