Folk Art Style Nativity Scene

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Project by Josdkell posted 03-15-2014 06:37 PM 1122 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this set in 2004 while I was in college. It was the 3rd thing I had ever carved and took a full year from start to finish, when time allowed. They are carved from basswood I purchased from Rockler I finished them with toung oil, some colored stains, and lacquer. I used a graphite pencil to color the eyes. I used flex cut knives, chisels, and a Dremel rotary tool. I learned more about depth as I progressed and used the Dremel less and less. I used some razor blades/scalpels for the detail work on the face and hands. I had difficulties with the flow of the robes and maintaining a uniform size to the pieces. I also learned the value of wearing gloves! I gave the set to my son but I now am going to make a second for my 9 week old.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 06:53 PM

Wonderful work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 10:40 PM

That is beautiful! Hope you have more things like this to show us.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 02:32 PM

Very nice especially since it is your 3rd project.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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