Celtic clock transformation #1: Celtic clock transformation #1:

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Blog entry by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 12-31-2014 11:31 PM 2013 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Started this project over a year ago. The wood is Ancient kauri, I bought it for it’s neat history knowing nothing of it’s carving characteristics. It was going to be a clock, but during the final part of cutting in the celtic design the side of the block cracked. I was going to toss it, but s friend said to hold on to it and look at it again later. Now it’s later and I have an idea, it’s weird I promise.

During this process, the fragility of the wood along the grain interrupts me. Not for the last time either.

Thinning the design…...

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 07:33 AM

Clearly an exercise in patience! Looks like you have that part mastered – along with the carving…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 12:09 AM

Fascinating piece Michael. Very impressive.

BTW, I’m curious about the carving tool rack: any chance of seeing some more photos? (I need something like that).


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#3 posted 01-03-2015 01:15 PM

Thanks guys! There is more to be done on this piece, I hope to have it done for the Charlotte woodcarvers show in late Feb., but I don’t know if I will be done by then. Bill from Forest, VA. Right next door! You can see the gouge rack in my Projects section. If you need, I can give you basic measurements as well, but you would need to modify them to fit the tools you use…..message me if you need anything.

God bless, Michael.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#4 posted 01-05-2015 03:25 PM

Thank you Michael. I just checked out your home page. Great stuff.

Are you in Roanoke proper? Not too far from me.

God bless you as well,


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