Old English Name Plaque Carving

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Project by chrisstef posted 02-12-2015 12:09 AM 2608 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first attempt at carving old english lettering. I used a variety of chisels and the only gouge i own to create the letters. I printed out a mirror image of the lettering on the computer and using a hot iron transferred it onto a piece of quarter sawn cherry. This was just sent to and received by lj bhog.

Here’s a couple process pics:

And the final piece with about 10 coats of button shellac on it.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 02-12-2015 12:11 AM

Nicely done,
Who needs a routah?!?

-- - Terry

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 12:23 AM

Looks awesome man, I’d never guess you’re new to carving. I love that Old English, straight up gangsta font.

Hog’s lucky to have you by his side.


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#3 posted 02-12-2015 12:24 AM

Nice job Stef, looks like it was a lot of fun to do and quite a challenge when you don’t have the ideal tools. You pulled it off though buddy.

-- 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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#4 posted 02-12-2015 12:33 AM

Very Gangsta bro. Love it.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#5 posted 02-12-2015 01:13 AM

I like it a lot, Stef!
Can I mail ya my leg vise for carving?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 02:02 AM

Looks good.

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#7 posted 02-12-2015 11:19 AM

Id be honored terry ;)

Thanks for the looks fellas.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 02-12-2015 11:53 AM

I love this thing.Going to display it in my living room or office. Thanks again bruddah.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#9 posted 02-12-2015 12:54 PM

that’s awesome for a first try. I would like to try this one day.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 02-12-2015 02:52 PM

Beautiful work Stef.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 02-12-2015 04:30 PM

That’s really cool. I can’t believe you did it with chisels.

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#12 posted 02-13-2015 01:59 PM

I missed this. Great job, Stef. Now you need to make one for yourself. I 10 foot plank should cut it.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#13 posted 02-14-2015 04:25 PM

Hah ha^. Hey Todd ever hear about me sending stef a wood subscription? I named him Christy Sukanineitcz( suck-a-nine-inch). So worth the price of admission.

Hung it, you’ll have to excuse the mess I didn’t feel like cleaning up.

Pretty sweet. Thanks again, dog.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#14 posted 02-14-2015 10:53 PM

Lol. Glad to see it found its destination hogerina.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#15 posted 02-17-2015 07:07 PM

I havent been on a big screen in a while. cleaning out email and saw your post. Well done! Hog seems to like it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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