Carved Door Frame.
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Information on the door frame I completed in March 2016:

Size of wood: The top panel is 3/4 inch thick x 3 ½ inch wide x 41 inch long. The two side panels are 3/4 inch thick x 3 ½ inch wide x 80 inch long.

Type of wood: Pine.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 160 hours. I started this project in September 2015 and finished it March 2016.

Tools used: I used mostly my new Foredom flexshaft. Occasionally, I used hand tools for detail work.


Finishing/staining: one layer of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain. One layer of Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish.

Additional notes: This was a challenging project because of the thinness of the wood and also shortness of the width. I have carved on pine before but now I am convinced that it is very boring wood. It will be sometime before I touch pine. The door frame will be outside subject to the harsh Las Vegas weather. However, I am not worried about its effect on this door frame because of the oil that I have used and finished it with Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish. I had to use small brushes to put oil in the narrow areas. Overall, I am very happy with it.

 

Decorative Carving.
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Information on these two pieces I completed in August/September 2015:

Size of wood: 3/4 inch thick x 3 ½ inch wide x 12 inch long.

Type of wood: Birch.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 12 hours on each piece.

Tools used: I used mostly my new Foredom flexshaft. Occasionally, I used hand tools for detail work.

Finishing/staining: one layer of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain. One layer of Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish.

Additional notes: I will use some of these patterns for a big project I am carving, which is in the form of panels to be installed on a framed-door.


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Information on this piece I completed in July 2015:

Size of wood: 2 inch thick x 8 inch wide x 11 ½ inch long.

Type of wood: Basswood.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 32 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain. I sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper and the buffed it.


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Information on this piece I completed in May 2015:

Size of wood: 2 inch thick x 11 inch wide x 11 ½ inch long.

Type of wood: Basswood.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 28 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain. I sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper and the buffed it.


Decorative carving
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Information on this piece I completed in May 2015:

Size of wood: 1 inch thick x 16 inch wide x 21 inch long.

Type of wood: Birch.

Style of carving: Pierced relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 40 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain.

Additional notes: I will keep this piece in the backyard. I am curious to see how extremely hot weather of Las Vegas will affect the oil that I have put on this piece.


Black Tulip
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Information on this piece I completed in December 2014:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 8 ¼ inch wide x 15 ½ inch long.

Type of wood: American black walnut.

Style of carving: Deep Relief carving.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 30 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of Beeswax and orange oil.

Water Lily.
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Information on this piece I completed in November 2014:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 9 ¾ inch wide x 16 ½ long.

Type of wood: Alder.

Style of carving: Deep Relief carving.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 32 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain.

Deep Relief Carving.
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Information on this piece I completed in October 2014:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 10 ¼ inch wide x 18 ¼ long.

Type of wood: American black walnut.

Style of carving: Deep Relief carving.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 65 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of Beeswax and orange oil.

Carved baseball bat
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Information on this piece I completed in August 2014:

Size of wood:  junior baseball bat- from 2 ¼ inch thick on top x 32” long.

Type of wood: Ash.

Style of carving: Relief carving.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 35 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: two layers of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and Natural neutral stain.

Deep Relief Carving of Pronghorn Antelopes and an Eagle
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Information on this piece I completed in July 2014:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 9 ½ inch wide x 11 long.

Type of wood: Alder.

Style of carving: Deep Relief carving. The deepest is approximately 1 inch.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 60 hours.

Tools used: Power tools for roughing out and hand tools for detail.

Finishing/staining: One layer of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and Natural neutral stain. One layer of Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish.

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