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Mahogany hamper with first carvings

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Project by Gittyup posted 07-31-2020 02:57 AM 758 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over mahogany. We needed a new clothes hamper. I wanted to learn to carve. This is the results. There is a carving on both sides.

-- tel





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 07-31-2020 03:22 AM

That’s some nice work! How is that hamper vented? I’m not seeing any holes.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 07-31-2020 05:32 AM

Very nicely carved. I’ve also recently started carving and I’ve found that having learnt the fundamentals, it frees my mind when designing new projects as I’m no longer constrained by linear shapes. Welcome to the wonderful world of carving. You’ve made an impressive start.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 07-31-2020 09:57 AM

Impressive indeed.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 07-31-2020 10:54 AM



That s some nice work! How is that hamper vented? I m not seeing any holes.

- Dark_Lightning

The bottom is full of holes, and there is pretty big gap between the lid and the box at the top. It’s just me and my wife. So, it doesn’t see wet things anyway. And my wife barely let’s it get 4 or 5 things in it before she’s emptying the thing.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. LJ photo rotation still puzzles me.

-- tel

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#5 posted 07-31-2020 12:46 PM

Wow! Very nice :-) It’s almost like you found the pattern and instructions in a Chris Pye book or something ;-p I say that because I have the same pattern prepped to take on vacation with me next week to give it a run. You did a fantastic job with yours, I hope I can do half as well. It looks really good framed in that Mahogany.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#6 posted 07-31-2020 03:38 PM

Beautiful Carving!
Great piece Tel.
I’m looking forward to see what you do next.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

I recently had the same issue with photos being rotated. Dave P here shared with me that if you crop them (just the smallest amount) and save them on your computer/phone they stay in the right orientation. It worked for me.

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Gittyup

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#7 posted 07-31-2020 03:58 PM


Wow! Very nice :-) It s almost like you found the pattern and instructions in a Chris Pye book or something ;-p I say that because I have the same pattern prepped to take on vacation with me next week to give it a run. You did a fantastic job with yours, I hope I can do half as well. It looks really good framed in that Mahogany.

- HokieKen

Hey! I’m a Hokie and also grew up in SW VA. And now the same carving pattern, which did come from a Chris Pye book. :)

BTW the fish is also Mahogany.

-- tel

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