lion of judah

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Project by smoke posted 02-21-2010 05:58 PM 2329 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had an idea of creating this and didn’t know it would be as difficult as it was, but it all paid off in the end. The hardest part of it had to do with working from the base part of the mane upwards. I used 1/4 inch plywood and stacked it on top of itself until the very last piece of the nose. In all there are 11 levels to it with the twelth level being the completed work—which completes the 12 tribes. After that it was just sanding and staining. It now hangs above my fireplace mantel as a reminder to me that i can create beautiful art.

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 06:04 PM

That is a work of art indeed. Nicely done.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 07:15 PM

Great concept and very well done piece of art.


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#3 posted 02-21-2010 07:17 PM

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 07:22 PM

That is sweet!!!

-- Don in Nashville- - Aged copper sheets for cabinets, furniture, bar tops, backsplash, range hoods, and table tops.

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 07:27 PM

Wild piece.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 08:40 PM

Amazing. I’m a scroller, so I appreciate the amount of work that went into the Lion of Judah…Irie
The only thing that bothered me is the peripheral piece to the right of the face, at about 4 o’clock. It doesn’t flow with the rest of that side.

-- Steve--

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 02:55 AM

Beautiful looking piece. You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 03:39 AM

Wow, very lovely piece! You should be proud of yourself. Shopdog..Picky, picky, picky.


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 02-22-2010 12:59 PM


Maybe I am being picky. I really like this project, but that one piece bothered me.
This comment area is not just for praise…it’s also for critique. I don’t comment on too many projects here, and when I do, it’s because I thought it was something special.

When I post a finished project, I enjoy the positive reinforcement, as well as critique. It helps us grow as woodworkers.

Welcome to LJ

-- Steve--

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 06:35 PM

Impressive blend of art and craftsmanship. Creative.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 06:42 PM


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 04-02-2011 02:57 PM

This is what I consider the perfect use of your gift. Not only did you tackle a challenging project and do it very well, you also bring glory to Him in doing so. I absolutly love the whole idea. Super great job. Be blessed!

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 03:23 PM

What a blessing. Well done. And for the right reasons. Blessings Brother.

-- -Todd

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