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Project by PapaGary1 posted 05-11-2021 12:45 PM 512 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was a little hesitant to post this one because I only did the bottom legs of the mantel to fit my fireplace. About 14-years ago I had a tenant who couldn’t pay his last month of rent payment on a building he was renting from me, so after I saw his work, I accepted the mantel as payment. This is the reason I bought my first CNC machine and got into the hobby of carving wood. It also got me into learning 3D graphics and software over the years.


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#1 posted 05-11-2021 03:44 PM

Beautiful piece!

How long have you been using a CNC?

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#2 posted 05-11-2021 03:49 PM

I appreciate being hesitant to post a project where some of it is someone else’s work, but as you were clear and didn’t take credit I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I group this with someone posting a repair they made to piece. Being able to blend new work into an existing style is a skill all its own and the legs look like they’re part of the original design.

So I give a thumbs up.


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#3 posted 05-11-2021 04:11 PM

your tenant did great work. You did phenomenal work matching it

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#4 posted 05-11-2021 04:18 PM

That’s fantastic!

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#5 posted 05-11-2021 10:22 PM

Gary, with the beautiful detailing in that mantle you got a great deal for the rent, gorgeous!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 05-11-2021 10:32 PM

Wow you did such a great job blending the legs into the mantel you could have told me you did the whole thing and I would have believed it. Like Mike said above blending your work into existing is a skill unto itself and you did a fantastic job.

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#7 posted 05-12-2021 08:51 AM


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#8 posted 05-17-2021 11:45 AM

Wow! Looks like A perfect match! If you ever moved would you take this with you?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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