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Derek Lane22/01/2012 15:58:53
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This is the first real carving that I have done(I did not count the horse)

Have just completed a very small Relief carving of a flower following the one on Mary May''s website.

I would appreciate any constructive feed back good or bad. It is only a small one done purely for practice the size is 4" X 3" done on a piece from the scrap box, I certainly learned a few things just on this small carving including how to keep the tools sharp.

Mind you there is still alot to learn like most things in woodworking

daveO22/01/2012 16:39:20
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no bad feedback here derek it looks great, how long did it take
Oddjob22/01/2012 17:04:37
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Looks good to me Derek. Looks like oak to me - quite a challenge for a first I reckon?
Did you carve it all or did you remove the bulk outside of the flower with a router?
medims22/01/2012 17:33:29
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hello Derek you doing good with carwing. now i would recomend you to try it on feel the true pleasure of woodcarwing. you were wright about tool they are newer too sharp. good bit my congratulations.
Derek Lane22/01/2012 20:19:32
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Thanks all
Dave it took 3 days off and on about 3 hours a day
Richard no I used the chisels to lower the ground. Not Oak but a scrap of mahogany
Medims it was the technique that was the learning curve

Edited By Derek Lane on 22/01/2012 20:21:15

Toppa Martedi24/01/2012 18:50:18
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Nice job Derek.
Set the bar high for us first timers there.

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