Dachshund Relief

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Project by Phil32 posted 12-10-2018 06:34 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As my first relief carving I decided to make a picture of my girl friend’s pet dachshund. We had just met in the summer, and I was planning this as a Christmas gift. I had a piece of mahogany about 10” square. Using a generic photo of a dachshund as a guide, I dug in with my palm tools and pocket knife. To emphasize the relief I made the frame as part of the carving. To simulate the texture of the bushes I made shallow gouge cuts with a narrow palm gouge and allowed the bushes to overlap the frame. Some of my other techniques were less creative.

That was seventy years ago, when I was sixteen. I married that girl several years later. The carving is now on loan to my youngest grand-daughter.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#1 posted 12-11-2018 12:21 AM

It still looks great!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 12:35 AM

Nice carving and stiry

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 09:37 AM

Great carving and wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 04:28 AM

nice, my wifes favorite dog, well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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