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    Relief Wood Carving

    I thought I would try another relief carving....I did one similar to this a while back....I kind of stayed to the same theme. Click image for larger version. 

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Very well done!
    "We the People ......"

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    great job, Steve. Way beyond my skill set.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Nice work Steve! Glad to see what you've been up to.

    I think I'd have lost it doing those raised letters, the risk of breaking one would have made me a nervous wreck . Looks like they all survived nicely though, you have a world of patience.

    Love the figure, the depth is really great. The slightly doubled feet are a really nice touch and give a nice feeling of the back leg without being pushy about it. Overall the layering and definition between parts is really really nice.

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    Thanks Paul!

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    Thanks Vaughn!

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    Hi Ryan...This one was a little easier to carve then the last one I did, instead of hard wood maple I used poplar wood....I still like maple better because when I was carving on this plaque, the board warped a little.....I've never had that trouble with maple...The board was an inch thick and I carved 7/8" into to it...That could have caused it....Or maybe this piece of wood was a little closer to the center of the tree and that caused it?...I really don't know?...I've heard that you could put a moist towel on the wood and iron it out but I not sure which side that would work on [Concave or convex?]. The only side I could do that now on would be the back side of the curve which is a convex curve but I wouldn't want to try it unless I knew....Maybe I could put several coats of polyurethane on the back side....Do you think that-that would work?...I'm not sure but I could try it.....Thanks for the kind words...I appreciate it!!!

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    That's a beauty, Steve!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

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    Thanks Bill!...I appreciate it!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Steve, that saying is so true as we have two daughters. Beautiful work, just amazing!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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