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Project by Dan Katz posted 07-23-2019 02:56 PM 424 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first three crosses (walnut, white pine and maple), are cut out with the band saw (Rikon 18”), turned on the lathe Revo 1836), inside cuts made with the scroll saw (Seyco) and then finally carved (hand tools only). The second photo is some of the sycamore I re-sawed last year. A friend of mine brought me 2 pickup loads of big blocks 14”x14”x32” of sycamore which I quarter sawed with my new Rikon 18 ” band saw.
This Victorian Cross is one of the first items from the wood. I just love sycamore.
please visit my store JaffaRoad at etsy.com Thanks, Dan

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-23-2019 08:21 PM

All are very nicely done!

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2019 10:51 PM

You are really bringing out the beauty of the woods. I also love the grain pattern of sycamore and have done some plate carvings from logs. The “resawing” was done with a chainsaw.

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

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#3 posted 07-23-2019 11:26 PM

Great carvings – how big are they? I really like the ones with the open carvings in the centers. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 07-23-2019 11:32 PM

I like them all, and I too like the ones with the open carvings the best. Nice work

Thanks for posting.

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Dan Katz

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#5 posted 07-23-2019 11:43 PM

Thanks Phil,
I like the chip carved plate, but your inlay work is really good too. I’d like to see some better photos.
I use an old Olympus D-580 that my sister gave me. Any decent Point and shoot will produce better pics than a phone.
Dan

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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Dan Katz

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#6 posted 07-23-2019 11:49 PM

Thanks guys,

The open fret work crosses are 13.5” x 9.75”x1”

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#7 posted 07-24-2019 02:06 AM

I really like those. Sure wish I could do something like those. They are very attractive.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 07-24-2019 03:12 AM

I’m very impressed with your work.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Dan Katz

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#9 posted 07-24-2019 09:22 AM

Thanks Guys,
Nothing puts you in touch with the wood like carving . It’s like anything else once you learn the system.
The most difficult part is choosing the right tools and learning to sharpen them. I mean really sharp.
Dan

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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Underdog

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#10 posted 07-24-2019 11:02 AM



The most difficult part is choosing the right tools and learning to sharpen them. I mean really sharp.

Boy you got that right. I find that it’s easy to sharpen tools for turning and it makes a world of difference. I’m NOT finding it easy to sharpen carving gouges however. AT least not well enough.

These are the most lovely crosses, Dan. I’m in awe!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Dan Katz

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#11 posted 07-24-2019 12:27 PM

Hi Jim,
If your not too far away, I will be having free carving classes starting in September when it cools off a bit.
I use the WorkSharp 3000 and some shop made jigs.
Dan

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#12 posted 07-24-2019 02:15 PM

They turned out great

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 08-08-2019 01:52 PM

very nice!

-- frankie v

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