Personalized Oak Barrel Top

  • Advertise with us
Project by Carl Harada posted 10-22-2019 01:10 PM 624 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

11 comments so far

View Ivan's profile


16519 posts in 3838 days

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

Excellent decoration, very good pyrography sign.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View PaulDoug's profile


2441 posts in 2674 days

#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

View GR8HUNTER's profile


8257 posts in 1683 days

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

beautiful pyro carving GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

View pottz's profile


13739 posts in 1955 days

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

you did a beautiful job on that.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View ralbuck's profile


6641 posts in 3237 days

#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

View JerryMaldonato's profile


46 posts in 1293 days

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

Very creative!

View Desert_Woodworker's profile


4715 posts in 2185 days

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

better than my CNC- nice job.

-- Desert_Woodworker

View Carl Harada's profile

Carl Harada

43 posts in 2395 days

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

Thanks to everyone for the comments!

-- John 3:16

View awsum55's profile


835 posts in 1479 days

#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

View Gittyup's profile


210 posts in 2927 days

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

very very nice!

-- tel

View MrWolfe's profile


1403 posts in 1094 days

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

Love the pyrography, especially the grapes!
Well done.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics