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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 01-12-2014 01:21 AM 936 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This came to me in an email. Too good not to pass on.
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November 20, 2013 In the News
One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece. Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.
It all started out with a simple tree trunk…

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Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over four years creating this masterpiece.

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The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.” The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.

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The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden carving and measures over 40ft (it is 2.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).

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The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so detailed and perfect, they could drop your jaw.

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It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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#1 posted 01-12-2014 01:56 AM

Jaw dropping, indeed! I’d like the talent and the time, but lack both.

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 01:58 AM

Unbelievable!

That’s the most impressive carving in the history of the world!

Thanks for posting this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 02:11 AM

Amazing, thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 03:08 AM

Someone else sent me that post. An amazing carving.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 04:35 AM

There was a TV show on this.
It is so good, I thought it was a fake at first.
There is more work in that project then it all mine put together ! ha ha

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 04:43 AM

It is an amazing carving

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 01:38 PM

...yep, that is an Amazing carving, but I can’t help but wonder if SWMBO, ever in those 4 years, asked him why he hadn’t fixed the kitchen chair with the broken rung, instead of piddleing around with that tree trunk in the shop, again today???

...just a thought. :-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 06:51 PM

This is so amazing that it’s almost unbelievable. Thanks for posting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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