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    A Little Something For My Son-In-Law

    My son-in-law is of Norwegian ancestry and he seem pretty proud of it. I saw this pattern and just had to do it to give to him. Hopefully one of these days he will have a "man den" to hang it it.

    This was a difficult one, took me two months of off and on work to get it completed. It is done with 1/4" Baltic Birch. I wish I had done it in 1/2" oak, but, oh well, I am not going to do it again!

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    That is a total jaw dropper. I can't even imagine how you do some of those tiny, tiny details.

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    That's another beautiful effort, Paul. The level of detail in your work is simply amazing!!!
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    Excellent work. I can see why it took so long, there is lots of inches of "shore line". Whenever I did a complicated design I stack cut 2 pieces of 3/8 stock. One for sale and one to keep. Maple and Mahogany are my woods of choice.
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    What can I say but 'Wow!' I'd say something more pithy, but we have a COC here.
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    Amazing...really well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    That is a total jaw dropper. I can't even imagine how you do some of those tiny, tiny details.

    That all over. Just the detail in the shield alone!!

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    Holy Mackerel Paul. That is freeking fantastic
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    Paul,

    Have you considered faceting diamonds? I mean it is the same kind of pithy, precise, checking your progress is like watching paint dry, thing to do.

    I really admire your skill and patience!

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