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  • Hooked on Carving
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    Very beautiful and tedious work! Your butternut holds the detail well like the Linden wood on some German carvings I've seen.

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  • Currahee-twisted-sticks
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    Originally posted by frankj View Post
    What a fascinating piece, very impressive. Obviously a lot of talent and time involved. Care to share how much time was involved?
    I have no idea really, I started working on it for almost a year now. But not constantly.

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  • JJF
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    A great job

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  • carver33
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    That, my friend is and excellent first!

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  • Merle Rice
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    You set the BAR High for yourself on your next Carvings. You definitely are a Very Talented Carver and this Piece shows it. Beautiful piece of ART. Merle

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  • frankj
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    What a fascinating piece, very impressive. Obviously a lot of talent and time involved. Care to share how much time was involved?

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  • Currahee-twisted-sticks
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    Originally posted by MusicianOfTheNight View Post
    Amazing work! I assume the leaves on the trees are done with a Dremel, how did you achieve that texture?

    Also how thick is the piece?
    Yes leaves done with Dremel. The texture of tree bark I assume you mean, I cut it with exacting knife first but it was too sharp of detail, so usein a roller ball type ink pen that didn't right any more I retraced some of the cuts with that also used Dremel on slow speed with a round Rock stone and did the same thing.

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  • MusicianOfTheNight
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    Amazing work! I assume the leaves on the trees are done with a Dremel, how did you achieve that texture?

    Also how thick is the piece?
    Last edited by MusicianOfTheNight; 01-15-2017, 05:55 PM.

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  • Tinwood
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    Gollllly!

    Tinwood

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  • Donna_T
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    What a great "first" of what I hope will be many of your relief carvings. Great detail.

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  • Dwight
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    Wow, this is so cool. Great detail and very fine work.... well done.

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  • Arthur C.
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    Excellent work! Very impressive. I agree with Pallin, the end grain will present a challenge to finish. His suggestion is a good one, but I would use a couple of light coats of spray poly.

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  • pallin
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    The final finish of this piece will present some problems. Since the front of this relief is end grain, it will absorb a lot of whatever you apply. This will tend to darken the surface - maybe more than you would like. I suggest that you apply a sealer - perhaps a thinned down version of the polyacrylic - and let it dry thoroughly to see what darkening occurs. It may absorb unevenly, so you may have to touch up areas that appear dull.

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  • Bob K.
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    No. Butternut has a beautiful grain. I would just give it a clear (poly or lacquer) finish with a good coat of wax.

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  • Currahee-twisted-sticks
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    Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
    WOW! You really jumped into the pool head first! That was a massive undertaking for a first project, but I must say you did a masterful job! It's darn near flawless! The detail is beyond words! I hope you will show us some color photos once you have a finish on it!
    Thanks, I allways say if your gunna be a bear be a grizzly, lol I will post Picts when done, not going to add color

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