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David D

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  • Birthday 01/21/1952

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    South Wales
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    Carving, wooturning...woodwork generally
  1. David D

    Love Spoon In Plum

    Thanks for the comment Phil. I live in Newport ["a place 'tis best to come from"??] and work in the National Museum of Wales. How about you?
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    Love Spoon In Plum

    A lot on my mind lately and only release comes from working on projects like this...a productive few days?
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    Celtic Cross

    Latest piece of work. Sapele with an inlay of Paua shell on both faces. Was looking to change from the traditional Celtic cross and get some 'movement' and a little more 'delicacy'... Like the result, but would appreciate some observations.
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    Some Recent Work

    Thank Ed. Your comment is much appreciated. I began making boxes, but can't help following new paths [challenges?]. Must go back and combine box and carving at some point soon. The ones on your site I like very much and will give me a starting point. David
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    Some Recent Work

    Have been quite busy over the last few months, but was quite pleased with these and managed to get a photo or two before they disappeared. Would welcome any observations Elm...worked both sides but can't find photo of reverse. Book in London Plane and quill in box. Wanted to get away without carving text and therefore chose the 'lacewood' to suggest text. Reverse was engraved with initials and birthdate.
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    40 Licks

    The result of a challenge from a colleague who is a Stones fan. Carved in Holly. A few things I'd change if I did it again, but...
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    Sparrow On A Pear

    Amazing! Would love to see the piece 'in the flesh'.
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    Homage To Matisse?

    Looking for something different. Decided to try out the Matisse image as a relief ...decided it might work and then put it into a spoon. It is about 12x4cm and in Mulberry [the test piece is in Holly]. Remain a little uncertain and would greatly appreciate some feedback/suggestions before I 'throw away' or revise. Thanks.
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    hi Ezz If you knew what those two words mean to me! As the number of views were going up with absolutely no response... Positive reiforcement is so important and I can only hope for constructive suggestions or photos of similar work in order to help make some progess. Thank you. David PS. Very impressed by your work. Indeed, the standards I see in most of the areas I have visited lead me to want to develop more knowledge and skill.
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    My first post...not just here...anywhere! Please be patient with any errors, be they technical etiquette or related to the carving work. Though I have always loved 'making' , I onlybegan carving about 2 years ago when, after rfetirement from teaching, I went to work in the National Museum of Wales at St. Fagans,Cardiff. I began carving love spoons while at my post and talking to the visitors from all corners of the globe. The first were copies of designs by David Western, but I then became daring enough to adaptand develop my own - averaging 6" long. I hate the idea of wasting off-cuts and used one piece of apple to produce a small leaf spoon - about 3". One lady asked if I would make her a small pendant cross in Rowan [traditionally anti-demonic?] and, as she had no idea of what style, that led to experimenting with various designs in any small off-cuts I had. She chose the cross in a heart style on the right. Issues with tools led me to surfing the net and...the Carving Path...and a desire to develop more small scale pieces at a higher standard. Thank you for reading/looking I would welcome some feedback and advice. David