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post #1 of 4 Old 07-17-2020, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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V-bit photo carving and US Flag

These two aren't related but I just wanted to offer up what I did yesterday. The V-bit carving is for our church office manager. They have three dogs but I guess Ruger is the most photogenic. This is cut into Maple and is about 6" x 10".

The US Flag is for my 16-year old nephew. He asked for a simple one he can hang on his wall and this should work just fine. It's about 21" across and made of Baltic Birch. I just think it's awesome that a 16-year old wants a US Flag on his wall!

Both are finished with Nitrocellulose sanding sealer, then wiped with Mohawk Van Dyke Brown glazing stain which is wiped off about as soon as I apply it, then the final coat is semi-gloss lacquer. The finish takes less than an hour from bare wood to finished piece.

V-bit photo carving and US Flag-001-ruger-v-bit-carving.jpg

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very nicely done, David.
I am always amazed at the photo process with a V-bit.

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I am always amazed at the photo process with a V-bit.
John is amazed and so am I! This is the first I've heard of / seen such a process. Really like the flag!
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Lovely looking projects.
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