A Tsu Tsa A da ne di ha

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Project by charlotte posted 08-02-2008 06:15 AM 1710 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Woodworkers,

I am fairly new at woodworking but totally captured by the process and the pride of accomplishment upon completion of a project. I have just started laying out a mantel.

My pictures are of a Cherokee Indian Maiden, which was my very first carving, totally hand carved from basswood.

A Tsu Tsa A da ne di ha translated from the Cherokee language to: A child presently given.

A young male child is blessed by the laying on of hand with the eagles feathers.

This is red cedar, carved with a Black & Decker hand held machine along with hand carving.
This was a real pleasure to carve. I was inspired to carve this piece after watching a small Cherokee child dancing the traditional dances at a Pow Wow. I am of part Cherokee heritage. I am also a fourth
great grand niece of Daniel Boone. Daniel Boone’s Sister, Hannah, was my great great great grandmother.

I would enjoy hearing from others.

I will attach the photos.


-- Charlotte, Tennessee. A toothpick or a forest...I see a project in each.

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#1 posted 08-02-2008 07:55 AM

Wow, what a heritage!... and very creative talent to go with it… a well done carving!

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#2 posted 08-02-2008 08:26 AM

Very good carving for the first one! I can’t wait to see what you can do in a year!

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#3 posted 08-02-2008 11:03 AM

Very good carving

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#4 posted 08-02-2008 12:25 PM

This is a very nice carving. I admire the skill and creativity that it takes to produce a piece like this.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2008 12:32 PM

You have a real talent for this. Keep it up!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 08-02-2008 01:42 PM


Great carving.

I’m related to the Boone family through Flanders Calloway, who married Jemima Boone, a daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. Mary Boone Bryant, sister of Daniel, is buried a few miles from where I live in Kentucky.

I carry on the family’s rustic furniture making tradition.


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#7 posted 08-02-2008 02:31 PM

Beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#8 posted 08-02-2008 03:34 PM

Great carving, Charlotte. It has a lot of character.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-02-2008 05:02 PM

why look at all the family heritage here .. and connections! How exciting.

The carving is amazing. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing. What pride you must feel as you look at your carvings – not only about your own accomplishments but of generations before you.

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

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#10 posted 08-02-2008 05:39 PM

you are new at woodworking? Ha! Ha!
Beautiful carvings. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to other posts of yours.

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 08-02-2008 06:06 PM

Hi Charlotte

You have a God given talent. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 08-02-2008 07:28 PM

Great carving, welcome to LumberJocks.

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#13 posted 08-02-2008 07:58 PM

Posted in wrong thread sorry. Alistair.

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#14 posted 08-03-2008 12:36 AM

Really nice carving. what tools do you use?

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#15 posted 08-03-2008 03:04 PM

Very nice carvings. A grand ole job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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