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    Plaque of Marine Soldier

    This Plaque was a real challenge, but it was fun carving it...I hope you like it!Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice work Steve!

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Thank you Darren!.....Click image for larger version. 

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    Jan 2009
    Youse got light fingers!!!! Very nice I like it.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Beautiful work, Steve!!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Nothing short of brilliant Steve.

    I would really urge you to give a go to what Toni said with regards to removing the background to the level of the lowest level.

    Don't do it on this one, but just carve something basic and see the effect it has. If you want to really prove the point carve the same small item twice. Once with your style of leaving the background raised and once with it removed. Then put them side by side.

    Still none of this takes away from the fact that you carved a really neat carving. Loads of detail in this one. Man you have patience.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very nice work, Steve.
    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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    Thank you David!

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    Thank you Bill!

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    Thank you Rob!....I totally agree with you. I think that Toni is right, It does make the subject pop out more. But, I decided that the extra time and work in taking out the extra wood just didn't seem worth it to me.....I do appreciate you comment...I welcome any and all constructive criticism....That's how one gets better at what their doing....I hope that you understand that this was more of a time factor decision on my part.

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