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Project by koraile posted 54 days ago 1085 views 6 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: http://lumberjocks.com/koraile/blog/38428

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

Bård

-- Bard son of iver





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freddy1962

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#1 posted 54 days ago

Real nice job Bard! Your Grandfather would be proud.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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EPJartisan

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#2 posted 54 days ago

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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luv2learn

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#3 posted 54 days ago

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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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 54 days ago

Just gorgeous! A true heirloom.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 54 days ago

stunning work..

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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hunter71

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#6 posted 54 days ago

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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aussiedave

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#7 posted 54 days ago

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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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MakingCurls

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#8 posted 54 days ago

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

-- Out in the shed making curls

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stefang

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#9 posted 53 days ago

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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Underdog

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#10 posted 53 days ago

Love it! Great design and excellent carving.

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 53 days ago

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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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 53 days ago

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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koraile

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#13 posted 53 days ago

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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Ronald G Campbell

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#14 posted 53 days ago

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

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Ronald G Campbell

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#15 posted 53 days ago

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

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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