Peace Sign Wood Carved Peace Symbol of Peace Movement

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MEANING: What is peace symbol origin? The symbol of peace is formed from the semaphore for "N" and "D" for Nuclear Disarmament. In the 1950's the anti-nuclear movement saw the silhouette of a B-52 bomber in the symbol. Later taken up by the Anti-war activists during the Viet Nam era peace movement, and recently re-invoked: Peace! Coop likes to tell people at the shows, “I have been carving peace signs for 45 years. First they thought I was Hip! Then they said I was nostalgic. Then, they called me camp...but guess what? I’m Hip again!”

SIZE: The Full size is cut as large as we can from one board... usually 11 to 11.25 inches. The Medium size is based on an 8 to 8.5 inch circle. The Miniatures vary 'cause we don't want Coop to get bored! He does them anywhere from about 3 inches to 6 inches. The miniatures are too narrow to keyhole so they will have eye screws and string. If you need a specific size...or a no bigger than size...let us know when you order.  

THE CARVING: Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings.  Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board.  While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines.  All work is done with our hands and eyes… 

We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.