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    Hi,
    This was an easy find out of my deadfall stash, the hump in the wood, almost burl jumped out at me because I knew it would have fantastic grain. Released him with angle & die grinders then the Dremel and finally some hand tools for his eyes and legs then sanded the heck out of the shell down to steel wool for a beautiful sheen. The entire piece is approx. 12 x 12 x 8 with Natural Danish Oil then a heavy coating of poly on the shell only. Thanks for looking.
    Dan
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    I really like the colours the oil brought out.
    Great carving.

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    • #3
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      Hey Dan, there is great color variation between the turtle and the shell, is that just the difference between the just oil and the oil and poly?
      Do you wait the 72 hrs as the Danish oil suggests on the can?

      Excellent work sir!
      . . .JoeB
      . . .JoeB

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        Boy Dan, you removed a lot of wood on this one. The gloss on the shell really sets it apart, and looks great.

        Tom
        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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        • #5
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          Hi Steev,
          Glad you like him, thank you very much.

          Dan

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            Hi JoeB,
            Sanding the shell down to steel wool is what makes the biggest difference in this piece of wood. Only put Poly on the shell and didn\'t sand the rest of the piece. To me the shell is the focal point in this carving which is where I spent the most time.
            You asked if I followed the directions on the can, I know it isn\'t the right thing to do but I NEVER read directions, I\'m one of those my way or the highway guys......trial and error, been that way all my life, too late to change now.
            Thanks for your interest and kind words.
            Dan

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            • #7
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              Hi Tom,
              Yes, removed a BUNCH of wood but with the aggressive wheels and burrs it doesn\'t take long and believe me I put the tools to a test every time I carve, hog it off!!!
              Thanks Tom, appreciate you taking time to leave your comments.

              Dan

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              • #8
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                Hi Dan, Dam, That is Simply Beautiful. The Contrast between the Finishes is Outstanding. Just another piece of your Art. Stay Well Ole Friend. Merle

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                • #9
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                  Certainly agree with all the comments on this one. Outstanding

                  Tinwood

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                  • #10
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                    Excellent work!

                    Claude
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                    • #11
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                      Hi Merle,
                      He\'s one of my favorites too, you made my day ole buddy, thank you.

                      Dan

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                      • #12
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                        Hi Tinwood,
                        I appreciate your very nice comments, thank you.

                        Dan

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                        • #13
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                          Hi Claude,
                          If I had to do it then it would be work, but I love to release the critters I find so its fun. Glad you like him, thanks!

                          Dan

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                            Great work Dan. I have a hawk bust in wild cherry that is down close to the sanding part. It is a stylized pose using one wing as the base (pose design by Marlen Downing). That wood is beautiful and hard. I cannot work on this piece until I get a couple of others complete; probably be somewhere around the end of the year before I get back to it.

                            I have really enjoyed all of your work in found wood. I may have to try this someday; but, I have too many started projects to look that far ahead.

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                            • #15
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                              Hi Paul,
                              Looking forward to seeing your Hawk bust, be sure to post it.
                              I love Cherry wood, lucky to have a good supply from a deadfall here. Also lucked out at my brother\'s because he asked me to cut down a row of Cedar, I believe Eastern Red Cedar, a windrow that are all gnarly with at least a Million critters hiding in them, maybe not quite a million but there are a bunch. Other than the trunk, there are lots of limbs that will make great staffs & canes. Can\'t wait!
                              Glad you like what I do, thanks, Dan

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