"Key of the memories" chip carved box (2016)

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Project by FancyChip posted 02-17-2016 06:10 AM 842 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Key of the memories” hand carved wooden box.

Box material: linden (basswood).

Box sizes:
Length: 14 cm (5,51”), width: 14 cm (5,51”), height: 8 cm (3,15”).

Finish: Danish oil, box is lined with the cotton fabric.

Technique: chip carving.

Thank you for looking!

-- Tatiana,

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 07:36 AM

Tatiana, the carving here is wonderful. It is deep and very complex. This is the first time I have seen you use a wood burner to give added texture to your work. The use of empty space sets off the carving on the sides and top and also serves to accent the wood burning on the top. I like the shades in the wood. The stain adds depth and color to the wood. The rounded curve at the top and the feet add an element of interest. The lining and the small sewn house add another element and make the inside more interesting. Is that a button in the middle of the top? This is your best work so far. All of the parts of this box show your work is evolving. Giving your box a title adds to the fun. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 08:46 AM

Amazing work, such talent.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 02:20 PM

Tatiana, you are truly a gifted artist! Your work is always amazing and beautiful.

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 02:40 PM

Wonderful work , thank you for sharing with us!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 02:42 PM

Well done, Tatiana. I like the added touches you are giving your carvings.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 03:44 PM

Beatiful work. Your craftsmanship and artistic eye are evident in this piece. Thanks for sharing. The lining is especially elegant and appropriate.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 02:34 AM

Awesome work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 03:08 PM

I think this is my favorite of all of your boxes that I have seen. I love the button sitting on top! Great work as always!

-- Marc,

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#9 posted 02-21-2016 02:30 PM

Love the carving. I’ve seen something similar, though pierced all through, on a range of stringed instrument sound holes.

-- Madburg WA

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