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Eagle Pierced- Relief Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 07-18-2014 08:03 PM 2606 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this scene in a piece of Cherry. There is some natural bark on the top and a bit of burl throughout. This carving is 8” tall, 18” wide and 2” thick.

This style of carving is called, “pierced relief”. It is quite a time consuming style of carving, but very rewarding. I began shaping with some crude tools: jigsaw and drill press. By the time I was finished, I was working with needle-thin rotary bits.

Finished up with spray lacquer and a hanger on the back….. it’s in my shop if you’d like more info.

Thanks for checking out my work!

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt





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#1 posted 07-18-2014 08:07 PM

Looks good Josh.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 09:37 PM

That is a beautiful piece of carving.

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 10:06 PM

This looks awesome,how long have you been carving?

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 11:00 PM

Beautiful carving—nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 09:27 AM

Amazing, A Beautiful carving.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 10:26 AM

Beautiful, detailed piece.
The standard of carving by LJ’s is superb.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 11:33 AM

WowZa! Super nice work.

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#8 posted 07-19-2014 01:54 PM

Thanks, everyone! Ashe, I’ve been carving for about 6 years :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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#9 posted 07-19-2014 02:02 PM

Josh, this is a beautiful carving. I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 07-20-2014 02:38 PM

Outstanding! Eagle looks so alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-06-2019 07:12 PM

great carving

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 02-06-2019 07:59 PM

Way cool! Cherry, huh? I’m starting on carving a clam shell in oak. That’s going to be hard enough, but that cherry must have been some fun to carve!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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