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Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #5: Small Carving Details

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 08-31-2021 12:11 PM 748 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Glue, Bandsaw, Rasp, & Carve the Cabriole Legs Part 5 of Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry series Part 6: Completed Table Base »

I’m done carving the three legs that go to the hallway table that I’m making. It’s hard to match them perfectly when hand carving, you can see some little details that are different. I think that is what makes it unique and fun to carve.Thank you for looking.

Close up of carvings.

End View of all three legs

Side view of all three legs

-- Dennis Zongker



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oldrivers

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#1 posted 08-31-2021 12:16 PM

Very nice work, looking great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 08-31-2021 12:39 PM

I look forward to your progress reports! Thanks for sharing!!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#3 posted 08-31-2021 12:43 PM

That’s incredible work!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 08-31-2021 01:29 PM

Wow.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 08-31-2021 01:42 PM

You are a man with endless patience. And great talent.
Always fun to see your posts Dennis.

-- Gary in OP

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#6 posted 08-31-2021 02:19 PM

Of course they’re unique to each other, it’s because YOU did them by hand and not some “perfect” machine running a program. Of course the same machine that could do them perfectly will never know passion, self motivation, love, patience, or throwing your beer at the TV because a politician is doing something stupid, or the football player that dropped the game winning pass in the last second of the game. In other words,.........I’m amazed again in your level of craftsmanship as usual, great job Dennis, and a big hello to Patti.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Phil32

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#7 posted 08-31-2021 05:05 PM

I suspect it would take great skill to detect the variations in the leg carvings and I applaud you for including them.
Forty years after carving this Escher-inspired relief, I discovered an error in the incised detail. It would have been easy to correct, but friends insisted I should leave it. Can you find it?

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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Brit

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#8 posted 08-31-2021 06:42 PM

I can’t.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 08-31-2021 07:10 PM

One fin short?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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mikeacg

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#10 posted 08-31-2021 08:48 PM

Phil,

I love little fishies!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Brit

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#11 posted 09-01-2021 10:05 AM

Is this it?

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 09-01-2021 10:18 AM

That was my best guess too Andy.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Brit

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#13 posted 09-01-2021 12:13 PM

Great work on the legs Dennis. Did you sand the leaves or is that finish straight off the gouges?

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Phil32

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#14 posted 09-01-2021 07:25 PM

Yes, you found it – even on a fuzzy photo. Sorry for not giving you a clear image.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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