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Project by KennethBirdine posted 04-28-2008 08:07 AM 2211 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This piece was carved in poplar. The carving is about 10 inches tall and an inch deep. It was made to become a keychain holder but I don’t have any pictures of the hooks attached. After I was done carving it I applied a coat of Danish Oil. After the Danish Oil was dry I colored it using oil paints thinned with Boiled Linseed Oil. This carving was a custom order.


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#1 posted 04-28-2008 09:10 AM

That is really a work of a master. Thanks for this post.

-- Jiri

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#2 posted 04-28-2008 09:43 AM

A great piece of carving. Real good details.


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

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#3 posted 04-28-2008 11:09 AM


This is a wonderful carving. You have put some many details into the piece. I simply cannot imagine the patience and perseverance it takes to produce something like this.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#4 posted 04-28-2008 11:12 AM

Exquisite detail. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-28-2008 11:54 AM

Great looking carving. Bears a striking resemblance to my Captain.

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

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#6 posted 04-28-2008 12:06 PM

Great job on the detail and subject.


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#7 posted 04-28-2008 12:31 PM

Great carving,

I like the way you combined the frame as part of the carving.

It looks like he means business.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 04-28-2008 03:56 PM

Kenneth – this is really excellent. How big is it? I had a look at your other projects – your carvings are something else. Thanks for posting.


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#9 posted 04-29-2008 06:15 AM

save the gorillas!!! great job.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#10 posted 04-29-2008 11:41 PM

Thank you for all the comments.

The piece is about 10 inches tall and the board I used was an inch thick. I can’t tell you the exact measurements because I have a bad habit of not measuring a piece before I give it to the client.

Thank you,


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#11 posted 07-09-2008 03:55 AM

Outstanding detail and character. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 07-13-2008 08:59 AM


Thank you


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#13 posted 09-29-2008 07:01 AM

Great ape nice work it looks like he is walking out of the picture.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#14 posted 10-02-2008 05:05 AM

Fantastic carving !!

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#15 posted 10-24-2008 04:59 AM

Rudolph Torres & Dusty56,

Thank you for you kind words.


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