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    This project is going to be almost twice the size of the work I have been doing. The 5” x 10” x 22” basswood block from Loess Hills looks massive to me.

    This will be a 20” tall woman standing with one foot on a knee high block. (Clothes optional)
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    Last edited by Nebraska; 09-11-2021, 01:45 PM.
    Ed
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
    Local club
    https://www.facebook.com/CentralNebraskaWoodCarvers

  • #2
    Too big for me! I don't buy green bananas either!

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    • #3
      Now that’s a chunk wood. You could do a whole school of trout in that Ed. What ever you come up with I look forward to fallowing the work.
      We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
      https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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      • #4
        That should keep you busy for awhile!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Randy View Post
          Now that’s a chunk wood. You could do a whole school of trout in that Ed. What ever you come up with I look forward to fallowing the work.
          This will be a 20” tall woman standing with one foot on a knee high block. (Clothes optional)
          Ed
          https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
          Local club
          https://www.facebook.com/CentralNebraskaWoodCarvers

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          • #6
            Hi Ed, Count me in, I'll be watching . Merle

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            • #7
              Ed, did it require a glue-up? A few years ago I ordered a big slab from Heinecke Wood - 1-1/4" x 16" x 27" - it required a glue-up. I've carved six reliefs in their 1-1/4" x 12" x 15" standard plaques.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nebraska View Post

                This will be a 20” tall woman standing with one foot on a knee high block. (Clothes optional)
                I must be getting old when my first though is fish!! I will look forward to your plan taking shape!
                We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
                https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pallin View Post
                  Ed, did it require a glue-up? A few years ago I ordered a big slab from Heinecke Wood - 1-1/4" x 16" x 27" - it required a glue-up. I've carved six reliefs in their 1-1/4" x 12" x 15" standard plaques.
                  Pallin,

                  This is a solid block not a glue up. I thought about doing a glue up but even if the glue up is perfect the grain change is always noticeable. With a nude there isn’t much opportunity to hide the seam.

                  After I received the photos I took measurements did some math keeping in mind my customer wanted a two foot tall carving. I contacted 6 suppliers Loess Hill was the only one who could provide the 5x10 without doing a glue up. This will let me do a 21” or 22” with base carving. Then I gave the customer her choice between that or 24” with a glue up.
                  Ed
                  https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
                  Local club
                  https://www.facebook.com/CentralNebraskaWoodCarvers

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                  • #10
                    Good to see that some suppliers understand the needs of the carving community.
                    Some times, a glue up will work and other times like this, can't be done.
                    Brian T

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                    • #11
                      Hi Ed
                      This is going to be interesting. Looking forward to following the process. That is a nice looking block. Grain and colour looks to be very uniform which work nicely I think.

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                      • #12
                        Dang, Ed, you sure push the carving envelope.. Looking forward to seeing the progress!
                        Bill
                        Living among knives and fire.

                        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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