Cherry 4 Leaf Clover

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Project by DaveFFMedic posted 06-21-2012 11:07 PM 1788 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 4 Leaf Clover is my first attempt at wood carving. It is a copy of a brass wall hanging my MIL has this hanging on the wall. LOML wanted me to created this in wood to give as a baby shower gift to her BFF. Are you following all of these abbreviations? So anyway, I had some scrap cherry laying around… I thought I’d give it a try.

My first attempt was in a block of balsa. It went okay. I learned a few lessons.

There are actualy two cherry four leaf clovers. The first one wasn’t good enough because I had an Oops and cut the one leaf. I tried to hide it by making a pie cut in the leaf, but it didn’t fool my wife. She said she couldn’t give it as a gift. So the “messed up” one is ours. The second one was given as a gift.

The finish is BLO with high gloss oil base polyurethane.

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 02:36 AM

great job for a beginner carver. Don’t see any tool marks so not sure what type tool your using. The grains and finish is what makes it. saw your pie chip only because you mentioned it

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 02:56 AM

Jim: I don’t really know what tools I was using. I just picked up a five piece carving kit with the long handles at my local Rockler. I sanded out all of the tool marks. I guess sanding isn’t the way you’re supposed to treat carvings, but I’m just a beginner at wood carving.


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#3 posted 06-24-2012 02:03 AM

Dave the little v cut adds to the carving ,it should be there .
Great carving I like it .

-- Kiefer

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