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Chris & Carrie

Koi Swimming through Reeds

Project Owner: Donald Lloyd
Type of Wood: Carving mahogany, Mounting birdseye maple
Finish: Koi – White oil based pickling stain & Matte Varnish, Reeds – Natural danish oil; Mounting – Shellac & handrubbed poly
Dimensions: 9" x 18½"


I have learned a tremendous amount from watching and listening to Chris’ videos and observing his techniques. This is a very early (I had been carving for about 2 months) pierced relief carving from Chris’ book, Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional Techniques. It was carved in Chris’ class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship class in July 2014.

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