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Kayaking in Maine

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Project by Phil32 posted 11-25-2018 07:03 PM 1252 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This relief carving was done as a memento of kayaking in Maine & Nova Scotia. While visiting Deer Isle I got the urge to do some carving, but had no wood. We stopped in a local gift shop where I had seen some bird carvings and asked the woodcarver where to get basswood. He said, “I think I have a spare piece in the basement.” He came back with a 6/4 thick chunk about four feet long. “You can have it!” he said.
I sketched this scene of us on our sit-on-top kayaks, with our dogs, paddling among rocky, forested islands. Basswood, 10” x 12” with integral frame and bark on.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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#1 posted 11-25-2018 07:57 PM

That is NICE !! Well done Phil

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-25-2018 09:06 PM

Very neat way to capture the memory. Also so nice to find such a helpful person to share the wood for the project. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-25-2018 11:41 PM

The way life should be! Kayaking and woodworking in the great state of Maine…really nice work!

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#4 posted 11-26-2018 11:05 AM

Beatiful job. Like kayak too! Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 11-26-2018 08:43 PM

Nice carving…nice motive

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-27-2018 12:32 AM

Nice! I like it!

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

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