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My sister in law flew back to Texas from Arizona to attend the funeral of her best friend's Mom over the Christmas holidays. Her friend's Mom was an old fashioned, hard working cowgirl, who lived to the age of 95 before the Lord called her home.

My sister in law was a little bummed out so I decided to surprise her with a little sign. Since she is a resident of the Arizona desert, I chose a desert theme for her.....go figure, huh! LOL

I used a piece of 8" X 10" X 3/4" thick Red Oak.

I was going to use my Whiteside SC50 bit to cut the mountains in the background.....but I was afraid I would break the tip off in the Oak. I figured it was too hard for the bit.
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nicely done...
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I like it. I'm sure she did, too.
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Very nice.
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I like the look, Frank. Simple but effective.
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nice job and nice gesture
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You successfully expressed the feel of the desert with a few simple lines, Frank. Very nicely done. So, did you use the profile bit for the carving?
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Fine work.
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You successfully expressed the feel of the desert with a few simple lines, Frank. Very nicely done. So, did you use the profile bit for the carving?
Oliver, I used the Profile for the mountains and small cactus. I used the 60 deg for the large cactus.

My first attempt was in Ash. I screwed up that one and and scrapped it. But on that one, I used the Profile for the large cactus, the 60 deg for the mountains up front, and the SC50 for the mountains in the back. It gave some depth to that one.

But I was afraid the Oak would break the tip off of the SC50 bit.

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I haven't had any problems at all carving in oak. In fact, I kinda like it. But maple is my favorite wood. It's hard, but carves really really nice.

Looks good, Frank.

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That would have been a good job for Corafoam.
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