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    Here the starting incisions on the new lettering project. The design, by Scott Kim in 1987, features the entire alphabet in mirror symmetry. That is, if you draw a line down the vertical center, the left side matches the right side.
    This piece is basswood, 6" x 13" - most letters are 1-1/4" high


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    Last edited by Claude; 01-19-2017, 03:18 PM. Reason: Restoring old photos to original message

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    You have far more patience than I, well done so far. Will be looking forward to the progress. Joe.

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    • #3
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      This is less tedious that it looks. After another hour I was down to the "O" - but I will probably go back and widen all the lines. This piece is for my daughter-in-law who is a graphic artist and loves typography.

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      • #4
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        Very cool!! Is that your design or a pattern? If a pattern, where did you find it?


        edit: oops, never mind, I found it after googling Escher....thanks for sharing

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        • #5
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          Now that is unique, and dauntingly challenging!

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          • #6
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            The incised outlines of the letters are now completed, mostly using a knife and sometimes a #12-6mm V-gouge. The knife was better for the curves. Now I've decided to drop the area around the letters and carve a frame.

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            • #7
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              Phil, Beautiful work. Scott Kim is amazing. Watched one of his seminars on YouTube. You do him justice.

              Tim

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              • #8
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                After carving the background and frame, I sealed the surface of the lettering and applied a gel stain. It looked okay. Then I applied the stain to the background. Big mistake! It was too dark and too blotchy where it had soaked into the end grain. So I carved the background again and applied a lighter tone. Still not good, but I'm done with it.

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                • #9
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                  Phil you always find the nicest design work, I am sure it will be outstanding like the rest of your work!
                  . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                  • #10
                    Another learning experience, thanks.

                    Tinwood

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                    • #11
                      Interesting and attractive project, Phil. It looks so much larger than the actual dimensions in the pictures. I'm sure your daughter--in-law will love it..
                      Arthur

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful work! Great to see this thread.

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                        • #13
                          beautiful work

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                          • #14
                            Another design by the amazing Scott Kim was this one in a discussion several years back. Alaskan Yellow Cedar - 5" x 14-1/2"

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                            • #15
                              Unique!

                              Tinwood

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