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Chris & Carrie

Three rabbits, three ears

Project Owner: Larry Day
Type of Wood: American basswood
Finish: Paste wax
Dimensions: About 9 inches square


Here in upstate NY we have more rabbits (cotton-tail) than hares. I very much liked the design Chris provided but wanted to make it more rabbit-ish. So I sketched onto his design the outline of more rounded forms, pasted it on a board and let the chips fly. However, I did take Chris' advice and use a router (1/4-inch bit, 3/8-inch deep) to set an equal depth for each lowered part. I was going to add flowers, but decided it looked too busy. Instead, the corner leaves were borrowed from elsewhere on his site -- the mirror project and the last corner leaf DVD, combined. (I oriented one of the leaves backwards, but there's so much going on that it's hard to notice). Overall, quite enjoyable! P.S.: Funny how one image looks inverted, so low areas are high and vice versa; an optical illusion I think.

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