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Project by Phil32 posted 04-14-2019 07:22 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mountaineer figure is standing at a summit cairn, marking his 100th summit. It is tiny – the entire piece of Black Walnut is only 2” x 3”. The third photo shows it at a rough stage.

The backside (photo #2) is an attempt at charting the elevations of the hundred peaks. At the center are the numbers 10 to 14 to represent the feet (in thousands). The triangular notches were the peaks. I quickly ran out of space because there were thirty over 14,000!

The 100th peak was climbed in July 1996. It was Emerald Peak in Colorado – Elevation 13,904’

-- 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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stefang

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#1 posted 04-14-2019 08:18 PM

Very nice carving Phil. I’m not a climber (not even a walker these days) but I can certainly appreciate the challenge it affords and also the pleasure of just being out in the nature.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-14-2019 11:54 PM

Very COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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Phil32

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#3 posted 04-15-2019 10:44 PM

For most of my mountain climbing days I only counted peaks over 10,000 ft, but there were a few that I had to include, such as Mt. Challenger in the North Cascades of Washington that is only 8236 ft but is a significant alpine challenge – and Galdopiggen, highest peak in Norway, is only 8006 ft.

-- 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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ralbuck

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#4 posted 04-16-2019 02:03 AM

Very nice work.

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

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