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    Toni's dove bleached.

    As part of the commission I am doing I asked Toni to carve me a dove that I will put on the front of the lectern. He did a fantastic job. Rather then paint it white I wanted to bleach it so that the wood grain would show. I had a hard time finding the proper chemicals but low and behold woodcraft had them in stock. So now to present "Una Paloma Blanca."
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    nice bird ugly shoes
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    Well done Don! I feel privileged to have my dove in that project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    ugly shoes
    Those Ugly shoes is where he keeps his shop dogs!
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    no dan those are called pigs not dogs remeber when mom would say this little piggy went... and that little piggy, pigwhistle di do or something like that
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    Very beautiful dove carving.
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    lo que es una hermosa paloma.

    ??? did I get that right ???

    What a beautiful dove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    no dan those are called pigs not dogs remeber when mom would say this little piggy went... and that little piggy, pigwhistle di do or something like that

    So that's what a ham hock is

    Beautiful dove. Nice job with the bleaching
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    Toni, that is just beyond beautiful. Great job.
    Don, excellent idea on not painting that dove. Bleaching is right on as far as I am concerned. Now what a poly to protect it? will that darken it?
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    I can't even imagine what it takes to carve something like that. True Artistry, that's for sure. It's just so lifelike. I agree, Bleaching definitely seems like the way to go...
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