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Project by Colin posted 1766 days ago 1576 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make this plate to commemorate a recent wedding. The groom is blind and it was hoped that he would be able to feel the letters and the design. The centre design was taken from a book by the master chipcarver, wayne Barton.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1766 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

Wonderfully personal and thoughtful.

And quite creative. As a visually impaired guy (nowhere NEAR blind, though), I think it’s just /that much more/ special.

Nice!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 1766 days ago

great job

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#3 posted 1766 days ago

Beautiful plate and beautiful detail in very sense.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#4 posted 1766 days ago

You did a fine job on this

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 1766 days ago

fantastic work beautiful

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1765 days ago

You do beautiful work Colin. I like the background dye, it really goes well with the wood and makes the carving stand out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 1762 days ago

well done!

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#8 posted 1762 days ago

Very nice, Colin! That pattern is one of my favorites. Out of curisoity, how did you get the dark stain on the outer bead of the plate? It really adds to the beauty.

-- Dave

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#9 posted 1755 days ago

You sure are getting better at this chip carving thing. Great piece!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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mtkate

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#10 posted 1755 days ago

Fantastic idea. They should have asked you to try to carve in braille? I bet that would have been really difficult.

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