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    Carved Turning

    Thought I'd share what I've been working on for the last couple weeks. My dad showed me a lidded box he turned a couple weeks ago and I loved the basic shape, but I decided to take it a step further and carve it. It is walnut and the carving is supposed to be walnut branches. I hope you like it!



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    Sweet!! What do you use to carve with, and how do you control your depth when carving??

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    Very cool, Ed. That's a great collaboration piece.
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    Thanks Guys!

    Barry, I carve with traditional gouges. I set the depth using a drill bit with a depth stop and putting a lot of holes everywhere I was lowering the background.
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    I like it...
    won't ever do it myself though.. sure fire way for me to cut off a finger... most of the time when I get a cut in the shop, I'm working with a knife or wood chisel.
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    Ed that is so very nice, I wish I had that kind of talent!
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    That is a really sweet piece. The detail that the shapes go through the lid is a 10 point one

    My only criticism would be why you left the stems flat instead of rounding them?
    I think it would have enhanced the "punch" that the piece already has.
    Best regards,
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    Nice work Ed

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    Great looking piece Ed.
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    Very cool!

    Ed, you did a great job! It's always exciting to see other turners "branch out" into new creative realms. Keep it up, and awesome piece!

    Hutch

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