Rock around the giraffe

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Project by ralbuck posted 12-21-2021 07:27 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a discussion the neighbor lady said she wanted a mini-rocking giraffe.
Well, T & E designs and I spent almost a full day of defeat. Then I found a free stock photo and modified it to a large degree, and this is the result.

Made from shop scrap that I believe is white cedar. it is 5” long by 5-1/2” tall and 1-1/2” wide.

All the detail was freehand burned in. The legs have drilled and glued toothpick pegs to add some sturdiness.

After the pyrography the gesso coat was applied to keep the burning from migrating.

It was a challenging and very fun to do project. Cut on a KING scrollsaw.

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

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#1 posted 12-21-2021 07:30 AM

Cute,...interesting order and wish…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-21-2021 07:57 AM

Unique project. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-21-2021 11:32 AM

Bravo, a very nice piece of art, personaly I found out that carving small pieces is much harder than larger ones, and of course more challenging, but it’s the end result that matters . so keep on chipping,.
Let me suggest to use a softer wood, cedar will tend to ,,,splinter,,, if I may say so. Bass wood is still cheap, and works very nicely,
Have a very nice holidays season, and all the best for you and your family.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 12-21-2021 12:39 PM

Nice job!

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#5 posted 12-21-2021 12:50 PM

Dandy little mini-rocking giraffe. A good time gifts to make someone Happy, good job congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 12-21-2021 01:44 PM

Looks to be challenging with a lot of cutting and detail. Turned out cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-21-2021 03:31 PM


-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#8 posted 12-21-2021 03:43 PM

Well done…fun looking project…looks like just what she wanted…cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 12-21-2021 07:24 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. Sorry about the picture- my good camera uses to much dpi to work for the pictures here. I tried a better picture, but it was too many megapixels.

The hardest part of all was getting the design figured out. The pyrography was actually easy. It was just cut on a scrollsaw. a little slow for the rocker due to thickness.

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

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#10 posted 12-21-2021 10:25 PM

Nice work, Made to order…...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-22-2021 01:35 AM

Great looking piece you made there. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 12-22-2021 03:42 AM

It has character, very cute!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 12-22-2021 08:57 PM

You did a very fine job of it too!

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

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#14 posted 12-25-2021 04:50 AM

very well done…...Congratulations!!!!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 01-12-2022 06:13 PM

That project really rocks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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