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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

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

Welcome to LumberJocks!
 

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

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

Thanks for sharing.
 

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

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O-Si-Yo:

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.

Wado!
 

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Beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing.
 

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

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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.
 

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

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Hi Charlotte

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

God Bless
tom
 

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Great carving, welcome to LumberJocks.
 

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Posted in wrong thread sorry. Alistair.
 

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Really nice carving. what tools do you use?
 

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Very nice carvings. A grand ole job.
 

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Wow;

I'm just a plain old guy from nobody famous. (Still good people though).

They are very nice carvings, and I see you have a passion for it.

It shows in your work and in your descriptions.

Lee
 

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Nice work on the indian. im interested to see the mantle…will you be posting? or is it already completed?

Tim
 
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