Sunset in Finland

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Project by Tony posted 10-30-2008 06:28 PM 1785 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just thought I would share this little “in between projects” project. The plate/bowl is made from Birch and measures 9” diameter.

I used some NGR tints to accentuate the different areas – then a liberal coating of Finishing oil to “pop” that grain and finally polished out with the “Beal system”

Different parts of the relief was carved throughout the finishing process, to give subtle, but slight changes in the colors.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 10-30-2008 07:38 PM

very nice, i love seeing carvings done on bowls and platters.good job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#2 posted 10-30-2008 08:04 PM

I’ts beautiful Tony.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 08:17 PM

Very cool. I’m assuming this was turned initially? I really like the concept.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 10-30-2008 08:35 PM

Who ate the other half of my Lusikkaleivat?
...Just kidding.

Nice job – outside the box too!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 10-30-2008 10:20 PM

Bob – I ate the other half of the cookie.

Blake – The plate was turned, then the lower half of the sun was removed with normal chisels, before eating.

Next time, I think I will make the water ripples a little thinner and more subtle, but I do not know if I will find another piece with the flame effect of this one!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#6 posted 10-30-2008 10:28 PM

looks good Tony … hope you enjoyed yourself

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 10-30-2008 11:43 PM

Beautiful Tony,

Like you said, it’s maybe one in a million.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 12:36 AM

this is amazing!!
1) good eye to “see” the possibilities and
2) to actually create this.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 10-31-2008 03:47 AM

Very interesting interpretation. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 10-31-2008 07:59 AM

That is a cool idea…. gee another thing to put down on my “to do list.”


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#11 posted 10-31-2008 02:49 PM

Wow, it’s beautiful! Turning and sculpture in one piece …

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#12 posted 11-18-2008 05:46 PM

Missed this one, WOW! Great ART! A hearty hand shake on that one. Very original and beautiful. Really bringing out the mysteries around us and opening us up to test new possibilities.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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