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.

Floral Carving.
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Information on this piece I completed in May 2014:

Size of wood:  3 inch thick x 6 ¼ inch wide x 10 ¼ long.

Type of wood: American black walnut.

Style of carving: Deep Relief carving. The deepest is approximately 2 ¼ inch.


Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 25 hours.

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

Finishing/staining: two layers of Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish.


Note: I laminated three (3) boards of American black walnut and then carved the roses into the wood. I did not use any glues on the carved roses. It is all one piece.

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Information on this piece I completed in April 2014:

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

Type of wood: Alder.

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 Natural neutral stain. One layer of Beewax.

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Information on this piece that I completed in March 2014:


Size of wood:  1 ½ inch thick x 1 ¾ inch wide x 16 ¼  inch long.

Type of wood: Basswood.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 21 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.


Decorative Panel
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Information on the panel that I completed in February 2014:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 8 inch wide x 59 inch long.

Weight: 27 pounds.

Type of wood: American black walnut.

Style of carving: Deep relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 105 hours.

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

Finishing/staining: None.

Decorative Panel
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Information on the panel that I completed in November 2013:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 9 ¾ inch wide x 54 inch long.

Weight: 23 pounds.

Type of wood: Alder.

Style of carving: Deep relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 125 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.

Grapevine
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Information on the grapevine that I completed in November 1013:

Size of wood:  1 inch thick x 3 ½ inch wide x 16 inch long.

Type of wood: Birch.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 15 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. One layer of Beewax.


Notes: This was the first time I carved on birch wood. It is an excellent wood for detailed carving. Due to its tight grain, it holds details well. Its grain has a very nice pattern and it takes oil and stain well. Birch has some characteristics of maple, but unlike maple, it is easy to carve on it. Maple puts substantial pressure on tools and hands.

Maple Leaves with Corns. .
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Information on the maple leaves with corns that I completed in October 2013:

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

Type of wood: Butternut.

Style of carving: Relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 10 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.

Christian panel.
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Information on the panel I completed in June 2013:

Size of wood:  2 inch thick x 11 ¼ inch wide x 13 ½ long.

Type of wood: American Black Walnut.

Style of carving: Deep relief carving.

Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 102 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.

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