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Here's My Woodcarving!

by Peter Mohr
Charlotte, North Carolina

About a year ago I decided to learn to do relief carving to add some interest to my furniture projects. It turned out I like carving as much as building furniture, and have started working on some original designs.

In the past I have done some spoon carving and whittling. I'm retired so I do get to spend a fair amount of time on my hobbies. I get to Atlanta occasionally and always stop by your store. Wish I was closer so I could take advantage of some of your classes!

This is a cabin in the mountains just outside of Boone, NC. It measures 13" x 20" and is carved in 8/4 Cherry.

The "Bird of Paradise" is carved in a redwood slab I got from a local sawyer.

The "Tree of Life" was first cut out on a scroll saw, then carved and applied to a carved backer.

The "Fern" is a "real" relief.

You can email Peter at petemohr@gmail.com .

Would you like to see your carvings in this column? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodcarving projects along with captions and a brief history of your woodcarving. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your carving work in a future issue!

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