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    "laochra aingeal"

    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.
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    Very nice! Truly inspiring!

    What did you use for a finish?
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    Very fine work.
    C&C WELCOME

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    Thank you Ken and Allan I used Deft sanding sealer Minwax Lacquer
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    Insure it!! That is a work of art.
    When working I had more money than time. In retirement I have more time than money. Love the time, miss the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William C Rogers View Post
    Insure it!! That is a work of art.
    Thank you William We'll see if people think so...LOL
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    Thanks again to those of you that took time to comment here's a few other views.
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    It's fine work. I intended to look up what the name means, will do that now. Have you considered piercing a space between the claw and ball ? It would be a tie between the pierced bird.

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    Bruce that is a work of art!! Very nicely done.

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    Thank you very much Daryl and Mel; if you look at my write up it tells you that it means (angel warriors) so it's not a bird at all. You can't see in the photos but each claw is under cut almost all the way through.
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    Molann an obair an soar!
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post
    Molann an obair an soar!
    Thank you Malcolm do you have a translation for that saying? I couldn't find one on google.
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/laochra

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aingeal
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    "The work recommends the craftsman" (Gaelic). ....Especially, if I slow down and spell it right (...saor ).

    Beautiful design.
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post
    "The work recommends the craftsman" (Gaelic). ....Especially, if I slow down and spell it right (...saor ).

    Beautiful design.
    I see now thank you kindly Malcolm.
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    I would like thank everyone who took time to comment.
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