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9th Feb 2018, 11:46 AM
I have been wanting to make a piece that reflects my heritage " Celtic" I'm Scottish, Irish, Welch and English. I started this piece back in December it's 90% hand carved after turning the main body on the lathe. I'm calling this one "laochra aingeal" (angel warriors)
11" W x 12" T Sapele & Sterling Silver. I did take some help from a Dremel on this piece grinding away some large bits w/ a 60 grit drum sander, the rest I carved w/ the same tools I used on my other pieces and I got two new sets of carving tools for Christmas. Also for Christmas I got a new camera and some lighting I'm still learning how to use the equipment. C&C always welcome.

9th Feb 2018, 04:16 PM
Excellent piece.

OT: My only suggestion is a bit of post processing of the photos could bring out the details, especially in the angel, e.g. have a look at ON1 Raw, or Affinity Photo e.g. https://youtu.be/t__rw3EjC18 or for free Raw Therapee which is good but not as easy to drive.

9th Feb 2018, 07:17 PM
Very nicely done Bruce.


10th Feb 2018, 01:34 AM
Thank you guys still working on the photos.

10th Feb 2018, 09:59 AM
Very different!! An intriguing and well made piece!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

10th Feb 2018, 10:00 AM
Very nice and impressive. :2tsup:

Peter Z
10th Feb 2018, 12:29 PM
You have more patience than a segmented woodturner, beautiful piece of work.


10th Feb 2018, 02:59 PM
fantastic work there Splinterz :2tsup:
I'm trying to improve my photography too. The lighting is really annoying me! I'm gonna try outdoors with natural light I think.

11th Feb 2018, 07:31 AM
Thanks guys a few more views.

artful bodger
11th Feb 2018, 08:10 PM
Excellent piece.
Could have really used one of those last night.

11th Feb 2018, 09:59 PM
I liked that as soon as I saw it, even more after reading the story. I too am of Scottish descent.


12th Feb 2018, 12:32 AM
I liked that as soon as I saw it, even more after reading the story. I too am of Scottish descent.

Thank you very much Jim I'm not sure very many are feeling the same way about this piece or they just don't know what to say at all. :no:

18th Feb 2018, 08:22 AM
Very skilled & detailed handwork there - most impressive.

21st Feb 2018, 02:11 PM
Very skilled & detailed handwork there - most impressive.Thank you very kindly Hardenfast.