Carving Calligraphy

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Project by Dan Katz posted 09-21-2019 01:00 AM 712 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one project I started last year and now finished as I am preparing to attend a craft fair next month.
The letters and frame parts are hand carved walnut and cherry and the backer board is poplar. I like the color combination and plan on using it on other projects. To darken the walnut I used Beliens walnut wood filler, then I finished the letters with 1 coat of shellac, detailed sanded, then oiled with linseed and then waxed with beeswax/linseed mix.
The backer board is unfinished.
I wanted to mention that I have started a new Facebook group>Carving Calligraphy>if anyone is interested

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#1 posted 09-21-2019 01:42 AM

Very beautiful!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-21-2019 03:24 AM

Beautiful work.

Best of luck at your craft fair.

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#3 posted 09-21-2019 03:26 AM


What a beautiful way to use your calligraphic carving to call attention to the name of Jesus. The frame carving is gorgeous as well. That represents an incredible number of hours of work! Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 09-21-2019 10:08 AM

Thank You ….

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#5 posted 09-21-2019 11:04 AM

Very nice Dan.

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#6 posted 09-22-2019 09:50 AM

This is beyond every comparison and competition…Magnificant carving…You deserves Daily Top 3 in my eyes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-22-2019 01:27 PM

Thanks Ivan

You all are invited to join my facebook group>Carving Calligraphy

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#9 posted 10-27-2019 01:36 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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