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First time carving!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Gary_602z, May 12, 2012.

  1. Gary_602z

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    Wow that is wicked nice........
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    Pretty jaw dropping. It reminds me of the old German Black Forest stag head carvings.

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    oh wow thats incredible
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    First time? That is about as good as it gets.
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    Beautiful!
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    Nice......
  8. ScotO

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    Incredible! That is some awesome craftsmanship, if that is a first time carving, that guy missed his calling! A buddy of mine does that kind of stuff for a living, not sure if he's ever done something so intricate before though. Thanks for the pic! here's a link to my buddy's webpage....


    http://rannelsrustics.com/
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    Simply amazing!
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    Got this as an e-mail some time ago also. great work. But, don't try to cram that "first time carving" stuff along with a few pics. That's the trouble with web pics and e-mails. You can add anything to the pics/videos you want. Just stay on Hearth.com if you want the genuine stuff!!!
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    It seems genuine to me when I read the article. He probably has enough woodworking skills that he can apply them to another facet of woodworking and he created that mount. Six months off an on is a long time to work on that and I'm sure he put a lot of thought into that project. A seasoned carver could probably make that in a few weeks, but the laminating of the antlers and the actual execution of rounding them out is a testament to his work.

    I'd say he could make a few extra "bucks" selling them(that pun was not intended), but he would have to cut his time down drastically to make it worthwhile. He had several people interested in buying one under the comments section on the link. Still, a true work of art in itself.
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    Ya, there's some problem solving and engineering on top of the raw skill there. I don't know if this is really his first or not, but some folks can do amazing art work on the first shot- my brother seems to have that ability.

    I saw some of those carvings one of the times I went to Germany- usually you're in a castle with so much amazing stuff that it's easy to miss or to assume they're actual heads

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