End of Trail

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Project by jimt2099 posted 03-23-2008 06:57 PM 2657 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cedar sculpture of the famous painting “End of Trail”. This is a 3 dimensional hand crafted wood sculpture in cedar with a pine base and finished with tung oil. This is serialized #0003 and signed by the artist. I made this from a professional made plan but the sculpting is of my own creation. I used a dremel tool with carbide tips which worked very well on the western red cedar because it is so soft. I think the neat thing about this project is that you can display it under various light conditions and each will give it a totally diferent perspective in regard to shadow lines and color hues. It was a fun project and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for something in woodworking that will also allow you to apply your own artistic touch.

Dimensions: 14”x8”x10 1/2”

-- Jim T, Jefferson, Ohio,

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#1 posted 03-23-2008 07:03 PM

That is my favorite western scene and you have captured the spirit of the original perfectly.
The scene speaks to all of us who for what every reason, sense the end of an era.
Well done


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 03-23-2008 07:22 PM

I have always liked that scene and your sculpture captured it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

-- Lori

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#3 posted 03-23-2008 07:23 PM

I agree with Bob – your perspective in your creation of the “End of Trail”, is a artistic view point that you have displayed your ability with. Very good job!

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#4 posted 03-23-2008 10:51 PM

welcome to lumberjocks, I like this project posting. where did you get the plans ?

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#5 posted 03-23-2008 10:52 PM

Great looking carving! Lots of detail.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-24-2008 01:02 AM

Excellent job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 03-24-2008 02:04 AM

That’s really neat. The different light does give a different perspective.

I have just favourited it.

Tks for sharing

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#8 posted 03-24-2008 02:10 AM


This is a beautiful carving. You did an excellent job here with the detail and the artistry.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 03-24-2008 04:28 AM

Jim that is fantastic work. The End of Trail pattern has long been a favorite of mine and you have executed it perfectly.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 04:32 AM

Nice dimensions! Thanks for sharing!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#11 posted 03-24-2008 12:27 PM

very impressive …. the rocks are amazing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 10-12-2011 09:08 PM

I can’t say I like it ….
I love it! I’d like to make something like that. It contains everything I like: the old west, scrolling, shaping…
I have to find the pattern!

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#13 posted 10-13-2011 02:28 PM

Hey all….thanks for the compliments on the “End of Trail” sculpture. In regard to the company that sold the plans, “3D Wood art”, they are no longer available as the company went out of business. I do not know any other location to obtain the plans from. The actual plans gave patterns for cutting out the individual pieces but nothing on carving them. This I came up with myself using a dremel tool and various style bits. It is a very messy process but, as you can see, quite effective.

-- Jim T, Jefferson, Ohio,

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