Carvings and display

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Project by JTRid43 posted 04-14-2007 04:47 AM 2152 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple more pictures of my carvings. Like I said, just fun stuff to do. The display here is what I made for our craft shows. My wife makes quilts and I do the wood carving and simple country furniture and nick knacks. We also do custom coffee mugs, tiles, coasters and much more. We also do etching on glass, crystal, metals and wood. Customizing and personalizing is what we try to do but for the shows we just have fun with simple inexpensive things. The walls in the back I made from peg board and 2×4. I put a piano hinge between two panels and it makes them easy to move around and store. The legs braces just bolt on with wing nuts for fast set up and tear down. I have some benches and nesting tables I am putting together right now and hopefully some more things. I will post those when my wife returns with the camera.

-- In His Grip,

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#1 posted 04-14-2007 05:49 AM

More super work JT. What do you use to color the wood? It looks great. Wonderful looking display also. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 04-14-2007 08:18 AM

Those are great!

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#3 posted 04-14-2007 02:03 PM

Nothing wrong with those carvings- I’d say you are well on your way. The display is very nice also. I may steal your idea to make a display for my boxes. I just kinda strew them about on a table- guess I could do better. Got a series of seminars starting in a week- so need to get thinking soon. Thanks for the pics- Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#4 posted 04-14-2007 09:23 PM

Good looking caricatures pieces! Nice booth set up to.

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#5 posted 04-16-2007 05:16 AM

JT - wonderful whimsical carvings! I like your show display.


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#6 posted 04-16-2007 03:57 PM

The display was very easy to make. They are simple peg board sheets I cut them down to 4’ x 6’ and framed them. I cut a grove in 1” x 2” and place the peg board into the grove. I put a brace along the middle across the back and secured the peg board to it with a couple of wood screws. I also put some bracing in each corner just on the back side to keep the wall somewhat square. I used a piano hinge to put two together but you could use any kind of hinge really. I made feet on each end of the wall to help support the wall while on display. If I remember they are 1” x 6” x 30”. They just bolt on with wing nuts. The whole set up is design was easy set up, tear down and storage. Donna, I will get some picture for you and you can see in better detail what I did. Now remember, We just threw these together like over night. They are not the prettiest of walls but the walls but they are perfect for our need. Maybe you can improve upon my design with lighter materials or something. Thanks again everyone.


-- In His Grip,

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#7 posted 04-18-2007 09:22 PM

I ditto what David said. I love those fishing figures, they made me smile especial the guy seeming to say the fish was “this big”.

The displays is beautiful, so inviting, I bet you sell alot. When I fist saw the above pictures I thought that guy’s fishpole was strings and that he was a string puppet.


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#8 posted 04-19-2007 07:59 AM

Thank you Diane. I had fun carving those guys. I love the outdoors, fishing and hunting or even just hiking around taking pictures. Sometimes I look for some tree limbs that have died and fallen to the ground. I take those back to the shop and find some inspiration and begin carving. I have some more stuff I am working on for craft shows coming up. Nothing fancy. Just plan and simple and unfinished. I have found that inexpensive and often unfinished pieces sale better. People don’t want to pay lots of money for craft show items. Having an ufinished item means they can finish it to the color or stain of their choice.

Thank you again for the complements. Sometimes I am not sure of my work and it helps to know that someone really enjoys them. That means more to me than getting a lot of money for them.


-- In His Grip,

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