Celtic #2: Celtic clock

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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 02-17-2014 09:34 AM 1415 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Due to catastrophic structural failure during the carving process, I am laying this project to rest. While the breakout in the back was more severe than I thought it would be, I could work that out. Not so the splits in the outer wall of the piece. Although fun while it lasted ( I will be redoing this project in the future, but in walnut as I believe a harder wood will stand up to the stresses of the carving needed to accomplish the design), I will now be on to other projects, the Sawcliffe Green man, and the Walnut horse.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 01:21 AM

For you, you should be able to get some real nice Walnut in your area. I have on several times.
Looking forward to your carving this project. I use to carve some, but because of a fall I lost the necessary hand strength. Maybe some day I will try power carving.

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 11:24 AM

Sorry to hear of your accident! I think power carving would be the way to go, a Foredom tool would be best as it is the most versatile and easy to use. I have a good source for walnut I will be using in future projects, I have two 4” thick pieces waiting to be worked. As for this piece, I have been encouraged by many people to work something out with it, and have decided to keep it and have plans for it in the future as a delicate piece of ornamentation. So many ideas, so little time!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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