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Old 07-02-2010, 10:11 AM
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Finished up my shield project yesterday and posted the last video on the series. I think it turned out pretty well except for the glaring video mistake some eagle-eyed woodcarver spotted. Oh well, blame it on old age. As I mentioned in the video I can see all kinds of possibilities for using this framed technique on other types of cravings and I hope to explore them in the future. Maybe you can come up with some nifty ideas to move your carvings from the shadows of the nik-nac shelf to a prominent place on the living room wall. As always,comments welcome.

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:25 PM
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It was a fun series to watch. Always look forward to what you offer next.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:02 PM
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It was a great video series...I will have to order some thinner wood (all mine is 2x2x12 or 3x3x12) so will have to wait a bit until I need some more wood to justify the freight. Sure wish there was a good (and reasonably priced) source of basswood locally. I plan on going ahead and making a couple of frames, that I can do now so I will be ready for the shield. Thanks for showing us this neat project, we appreciate all you and Judy do to help us out.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:08 PM
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Hey SlowMover, I had to re-saw some basswood for my blank. Wasn't to bad. Sanded it down to get it to half and inch think after cutting.
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Great project Lynn, I watched it all the way through, and started on mine today. Thanks for all you and Judy do for us carvers, your efforts are very much appreciated.
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Great idea and effort on the frame, Lynn! Carvings such as this need to be prominently displayed and not stuck on a shelf somewhere. Thanks for showing us the process of creating it.

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Just curious......is this just off the top of your head or do each color and symbol have a specific meaning to the Indian tribes?
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I can understand the obvious....hoof prints, cow or buffalo skull, the pther pieces or items is what I'm interested in knowing about.
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Lynn,
Beautiful piece. The dark background really makes the colors pop.
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Love the piece and the videos.

It is unfair though that even if I was able to carve as good as you(never will happen), I would also need to paint as good as you. To much talent for one person to have. You mind donating one to me?
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