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post #1 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all I am new to this forum. I am always looking for a few ideas and answers to keep me busy.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 09:59 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

Wow, blind carver / woodworker...I can't imagine even getting to my shop without sight.

Can you post some pics. of your work?

I would be very interested in your projects and techniques.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I will try and find some pictures of some of the furniture I built but here are a couple of my carvings.
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Those are awesome!

What type of wood and finish do you use?

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-28-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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The wood is Spanish Cedar and the finish is satin poly. The carving of the building is 4" wideX 3' tall X 6" thick The eagle is 14" T X 22 W X 2" thick

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Simply beautifull!

Do you carve theese with knives or motorized tools?

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They are all hand carved with knives and gouges

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I should modify my intro. I have been building cabinets and furniture for 41 years and have been blind for the last ten years. I now mainly do woodcarvings and most of my cabinet skills are used in making things for me to work off of. Jigs etc

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Welcome nice work.
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Welcome Ron, those are beautiful! You obviously have a level of talent that I can only dream of. Very nice!
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This is amazing!Itchy

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Awsome work!!! The thought that always crosses my mind when I see someone that carves with traditional gouges and knives is how years of work has affected their joints. I have wrist and hand pain at 58, I can only imagine what years of carving might cause.

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I go and get remicade treatments every 6 weeks. But I get by pretty good.

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That is awesome work from an awsome man. glad to have you on board.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.
Very nice carving !!!

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Where did I put that tape measure???
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