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IrishWoodCarver

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  1. Gave Irmarys her carving today - she was shocked, amazed, happy, excited and a whole bunch of other adjectives. It felt so good watching her expressions - even the tears of appreciation!
  2. Completed the carving, plan on giving to the gal tomorrow at work - will try to get a picture with her as well
  3. Thank you all - sorry late on the gratitude, but just got back from a week in Disney with grand kids and had little access to computer. Had a blast! Thanks again
  4. Old Craftsman from Sears - my dad bought YEARS ago
  5. Here is another carving I am working on for a gal at work. She is Puerto Rican and always stops by my office to give me a short spanish lesson. I will be retiring in July and she asked if I would carve her a little figure to keep in her office to remind her of me - how sweet! Anyway I decided to do something more than a little figure - so I am doing The Lords Prayer - but in Spanish. Here is the progress thus far - the wheat on the sides are burnt and shaded, but I covered them with masking tape to protect them while I carve the rest of the piece. Will post again once complete.
  6. I recently gave my dad's table saw to my son so he could start his work shop. I came across this picture of my dad using the saw I gave my son. He said he would like tha picture to hang in his shop - so I had a 10 x 12 picture made and carved this frame for him. And yes - my dad died WAY too young! ps - sorry I have not been around - been fighting some medical issues - just now getting back in frame (no pun intended - LOL) of mind to get back in the shop and do some work.
  7. Unfortunately I cannot explain the glue squeeze out as my neighbor actually created the blanks - I just turned them. There really was no difference in feel with the spaces, they are so small I did not feel anything - it was more of a different sound. I used a roughing gouge to knock off all high points, then various size finger gouges to finalize the shape and turn the inside. I did use the skew on the outside to smooth it - followed by sanding. Used a friction finish when done. Thanks for the comments.
  8. Here are a couple segmented turnings I recently completed. First time doing segmented turnings - blanks were actually glued up by my neighbor and given to me to turn. Going to have to try some glue-ups myself someday.
  9. So proud of my granddaughter - Anna and the progress she is making with her carving. She is a natural - she listens and follows directions and suggestions very well. Here is this years Christmas ornament for her Mom and Dad - a Fisherman ornament from Woodcarving Illustrated. Our schedules did not provide enough time to get it painted - but that will happen this week. Love you Anna! (BTW - her younger brother Cole is on his was into carving as well - just started teaching him the different cuts: push, pull and stop - he will be ready soon to tackle some basic carvings - Love you too Cole!) BTW - take note of the t-shirt Anna is wearing - LOL!
  10. WOW! Very beautiful - great job!
  11. Stain applied to carved areas, when dry, another 3 - 4 coats of clear
  12. WOW - close call. My cousin lost 3 fingers doing similar to what you were doing. Look into a GRR-RIPPER - I bought two to perform hand-over-hand cutting - especially for narrow pieces. Best investment I could have made https://www.microjig.com/products/grr-ripper
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