Coat Of Arms~ Boyce Family Crest

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Project by Heidi Neely posted 03-05-2011 12:43 AM 11444 views 7 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone…...It’s been quite a while since I’ve had anything much to post, so it feels good to finally get another carving done :) This is a carving of the “Boyce Family Crest” maiden name. I started on this little project way back in October, believe it or not, and got so busy with the holidays and stuff that it got completely pushed aside. I finally got back to it over the last month (weekends mostly, or an odd evening here and there), and finally here it is! :) It’s going to be a gift that I’ll ship out to my dad for Father’s Day….he’s very much into family history, so it will be right up his alley.

This carving is done in Mahogany, and measures approx. 9 1/4” x 11 3/4”. As in all my carvings, it’s done completely by hand with hand chisels and a mallet and some elbow grease….no power carvers. I wanted to keep some of the tooling marks in it to keep that hand carved look….wasn’t aiming for smooth perfection, lol! It’s finished with 3 coats of Minwax brush on Poly…sanded with 220 in between coats.

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 12:45 AM

Nice! Very presision work!

Succses with your next project

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 12:50 AM

Wow that is incredible. I love all the details. I have to say I am very impressed with your talents. I hope someday somebody will teach me to carve like that. I have a friend that is really special to me who can teach me I just have not had time to spend with them. But this definitely gives me inspiration to try. I can’t wait for my friend to teach me everything they know. Maybe they will soon. Great project.

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 12:52 AM

Do you have a site where you seling these beutiful things?

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 12:54 AM

Not really….I tried selling on, but it’s tough. I’ll sell ANY of my work, so if anyone is truely interested, just PM me :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 01:00 AM

Do you have a own site for it? If you don’t try you don’t now of it’s working ha ha. ( Set it on your acount! )

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 01:04 AM

Another beautiful creation. Seems you were always meant to carve.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#7 posted 03-05-2011 01:15 AM

real nice job !

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#8 posted 03-05-2011 02:56 AM

looks good hope to see more of you

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 03:39 AM

nice, all by hand good job.

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#10 posted 03-05-2011 04:00 AM

Very nice!!!!

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#11 posted 03-05-2011 04:10 AM

Beautiful work Heidi, dread the thought of all the elbow greece you use with the hand tools but certainly well worth it when you see the results. Can I say you are getting better with every post. Look forward to your next project.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 03-05-2011 04:42 AM

that´s a top notch veapen sheild :-) Heidi
well done, keep up the progress

have a great weekend

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#13 posted 03-05-2011 04:51 AM

very nicely done !

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#14 posted 03-05-2011 05:16 AM

that is freekin awesome Heidi! what else can ya say. :)

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#15 posted 03-05-2011 07:06 AM

FANTASTIC job! I’m sure your Dad will love it. Nothing like a handmade gift from the heart. Bravo! Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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