Personalized Oak Barrel Top

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Project by Carl Harada posted 10-22-2019 01:10 PM 369 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this more as an archive for my work than an actual project.
An oak barrel head that my brother asked me to personalize for him.
Just plain ‘ol pyrography was not enough of an effect, so I hand carved the name deeper, along with carving the grapes, and finished with burning effects for shadow and depth.
This was a kind of nostalgic return to hand carving. I hadn’t done any for decades.
Thanks for looking!

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 10-22-2019 02:02 PM

Excellent decoration, very good pyrography sign.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 02:09 PM

You have not lost you touch. That is a beauty. Could not be easy carving,,, looks like oak…

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

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#3 posted 10-22-2019 02:12 PM

beautiful pyro carving GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 10-22-2019 03:48 PM

you did a beautiful job on that.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 10-22-2019 08:34 PM

Very nicely done!
Only those who have tried to do pyrography,; know how difficult it is to do well!

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

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#6 posted 10-22-2019 11:03 PM

Very creative!

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#7 posted 10-23-2019 02:45 AM

better than my CNC- nice job.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 10-23-2019 02:57 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments!

-- John 3:16

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#9 posted 10-23-2019 04:33 PM

Wow! I thought this was done by a CNC. Fantastic detail carving. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#10 posted 10-25-2019 10:24 PM

very very nice!

-- tel

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#11 posted 11-03-2019 03:49 AM

Love the pyrography, especially the grapes!
Well done.

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