Mahogany School Crest

mrchips

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Here's the crest that I asked pricing advise on awhile back.

20" in diameter, 1" thick. Made in two pieces. The Trojan is 1/2" thick.

The lettering on this was a little tricky for 2 reasons.....first, it went slightly up on the sides of the panel. Second, the wood was supposed to be Honduran Mahogany but it was more like Philipine with sudden grain changes in streaks. I pre-finish, mask and carve......can't see the grain thru the mask so I basically had to feel the grain changes by hand. I sometimes actually had to change directions within the same cut. I suppose thats where more than 50 years of carving pays off.. :biggrin:

Um, since I got this picture thing figured out I might throw up one or to more projects and a couple of SxS's.

Joe,

Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
 

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mrchips

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Thanks!

Here's some close-ups before the laquer....

I took shots of the the hour by hour progress if anyone is interested?

Joe,

Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
 

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