A 2 generation project. Chipcarved plate in silver birch.

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Project by koraile posted 05-31-2014 10:19 PM 2387 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plate my grandfather turned so many years ago is finaly done. Its one of those Things you only carve on when the mood is right, its kind of been With me for so long its weird to finaly be done.

My grandfather turned it over 20 years ago at least and left it in a corner, afther he passed away i found it and thought it sad if it wasent finished, the drawing i combined a old skandinavian style With a style from marocco and just let my fantasy run free. I met a old woodcarver in marocco that i talked With during a vacation, his son and grandson was also Carvers, so both me and my father had a interesting time talking With them since im the 8 generation in a straight line of Carvers in my Family. I had the plate along, i usualy bring something to carve or Draw on when traveling, and let the style of the area and Family i met inspire me.

I used 5 irons to carve it, its a tricy one, every leaf have so many cutts, and a v-iron just wouldent suffice for what i had in mind. I just carved a hour or 2 now and then when in that Perfect mood, so it have followed me for 7 years since i started drawing. I drew the pattern directly from my mind and onto the Wood.

The last Nights i have worked basicaly 24/7 on it, as always when Close to finishing a longtime Project i get so mentaly into it, there is not possible for me to let go before its done. As always im exausted when done. Treated With 7 layers of benar eatch With its own mix, afther the 3 layer i putt in the pigment to get the contrast.

Pictures from the carving prosess in this blogg:

Hope you enjoy it, i enjoyed carving it and finishing what my grandfather started.


-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 10:41 PM

Real nice job Bard! Your Grandfather would be proud.

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 11:19 PM

Great story and magical result!! love it!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 11:51 PM

This is a work of art. Your grandfather, father, and previous generations of carvers in your family would be proud of your work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 06-01-2014 01:47 AM

Just gorgeous! A true heirloom.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#5 posted 06-01-2014 10:03 AM

stunning work..

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#6 posted 06-01-2014 10:31 AM

Absolutely stunning. I am sure your grandfather would be proud of your completion of his project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 06-01-2014 11:20 AM

Wow….Your grandfather did a great job in turning and you have done an amazing job in carving it. Also thanks for the blog very interesting and you mentioned you very rarely post your work, I hope you change that and start showing more as it is really awesome. Thanks for sharing this one.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 06-01-2014 12:38 PM

very intricate and very beautiful. i wish i could carve like that.

-- Out in the shed making curls

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#9 posted 06-01-2014 04:05 PM

Very beautifully carved turning. I don’t really have the words to describe how much I admire your work. It must be wonderful to travel around and talk to carvers from other countries.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-01-2014 06:35 PM

Love it! Great design and excellent carving.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#11 posted 06-01-2014 07:55 PM

A real beautiful piece of work and art! Something to be proud.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 06-01-2014 09:08 PM

One of the most beautiful Chipcarving I’ve ever seen. Bravo!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 06-01-2014 10:52 PM

Thank you wery mutch for Your kind Words to all of you! @Dave im working on that :)

-- Bard son of iver

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#14 posted 06-01-2014 10:59 PM

That is some great carving on a nicely turned family piece. Congrats to all on a job well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#15 posted 06-01-2014 11:02 PM

That is some great carving on a nicely turned family piece. Congrats to all on a job well done

-- Ron Campbell

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