Wedding plate

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Project by Colin posted 09-25-2009 10:55 PM 2392 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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#1 posted 09-25-2009 11:10 PM

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.


-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 12:20 AM

great job

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 02:10 AM

Beautiful plate and beautiful detail in very sense.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-26-2009 02:44 AM

You did a fine job on this

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 09-26-2009 02:47 AM

fantastic work beautiful

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 11:22 AM

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 09-29-2009 10:02 AM

well done!

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#8 posted 09-29-2009 09:40 PM

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 10-06-2009 03:08 PM

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

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 03:06 AM

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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