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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 07:08 PM

i like this one … mahogany is easy to carve. king of the hardwoods.

nicely done … very organic

welcome to lj’s

looking forward to seeing more of your work

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rodb

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 07:17 PM

Thanks Dan
i’m trying to post some more now, having a little problem.
Rod

-- R

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 07:29 PM

truly well done

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 08:21 PM

Good design and workmanship. Thanks for the info on the dust. I use a rotary on a few projects and get lax with the respirators.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 09:40 PM

Very nice…I do like birds.

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#6 posted 01-31-2009 10:52 PM

Rod,
You’ve got some serious tallent…

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 12:30 AM

Very nice Rod. How big is it?

-- Alan, Prince George

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 12:37 AM

I should have put the dimensions in before.
It is 15 inches X 15 inches and about 3/4 of an inch thick.

-- R

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 02:19 AM

Beautifully done, I love carving mahogany, and it’s final look.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 02-01-2009 02:56 AM

Very nice carving.
Question: When you carve any design/pattern, usually you follow the “flat drawing” (correct me if I’m wrong) so how do you create the contour shape (the 2D)?
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 03:09 AM

Hi Woodworm
I start with a template that I create the same way a little kid would make a paper heart. Fold a piece of paper in half and draw one half and then cut it out and when you open the piece of paper you have a symetrical 2d piece. I then just copy that onto the wood. I then cut into the wood as deep as I want the piece to go and then I begin to shape it.
I am doing something very similar right now I will try to post a picture of it.
Did I answer your question?
Thanks
Rod

-- R

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 09:56 PM

it is beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 04-14-2009 06:48 PM

Nice piece, great design.

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

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