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    House on a cliff

    The carving club I used to belong to signed me up for a class as a thank you for getting them space in our church gym. I may have to give carving a bit more effort. It was fun again. Hasn't been fun for years. Cottonwood bark, the door opens on wood hinge pins. Finished with some kind of orange oil/wax goop from one of the borgs.
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    Very cool, Dale. What size it it?
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    The house itself is about 8" tall, whole thing around 17". I may have to go harvest some bark on the farm over the plant shut down.

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    That is really cool Dale, neat twist on carving material

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    Nice! I haven't tried any bark carving yet. Looks like a fun project.
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    Some of those old cottonwoods can get THICK bark!!! That is a cool carving medium and a very fine piece. Do you spray it with lacquer? It is a really nice piece.
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    nice carvin dale,,bark looks good with the orange stuff on it
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    Hi Dale - really nice piece! I have so much respect for anyone that can carve - it is so far out of my realm and way beyond my reach talent-wise. Great job.
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    Hey, that is cool, I've never seen anything like it
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    Great Job!

    Several guys in my carving club like working with the cottonwood bark and they have made some very nice pieces. I may have to try it myself. We can walk along the OHIO river here and pick it up for free and that even makes it more tempting. Very nice work!

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