New fireplace mantel

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Forum topic by Fishcarver1 posted 09-29-2020 05:05 AM 315 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2020 05:05 AM

Finally finished this beast of fire place mantel.
Douglass fir 8 foot long and 8×8” thick
Carved 3 big 18” trout about 2” deep in to wood. Cobot’s honey teak was the stain I used and driftwood stain from Minwax
First of my big craving I think it will be great addition to freshly build new home.
I am wondering what the fireplace will do to the wood by heating up from below ? Passible wood drying out and cracks? Time will tel , for now we will enjoy it.
All best and happy carving to everyone.

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#1 posted 09-29-2020 10:26 AM


-- Petey

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 12:38 PM

Nice work.

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 01:18 PM

Nice work, is it all hand tool or do your rough with a power tool?

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#4 posted 09-29-2020 10:48 PM

Wow! That is really cool.
It takes some guts to make that first cut

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#5 posted 09-30-2020 12:11 AM

Well done! Fir is not a great wood for carving…



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#6 posted 09-30-2020 01:15 AM

That is awesome. Take it with you if you ever leave that house

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#7 posted 09-30-2020 03:37 AM

Well done but you should have done it in cedar. Salmon taste better smoked over cedar.

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#8 posted 10-01-2020 12:24 AM

Really great job. Looks fantastic.

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