Middle age Slavic inscription

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Project by majuvla posted 06-21-2016 07:05 PM 1259 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This souvenir I made for my friend Maria Carmen who is visiting her parents to Peru (native Croatians gone to Peru after WW2). She was born in Peru and came to Croatia 20 years ago, married here,get a job and start family.

This sign was made in middle age Slavic latter style called GLAGOLJICA (used form 9. to 19. century here) – see example on original 1000 years old stone inscription form Croatia called BAŠĆANSKA PLOČA (last photo).
I carved word HRVATSKA (local pronunciation of our state’s name CROATIA).

It was hand carved with small electric drill, first stained with walnut than with white stain. At the end I sealed it with varnish – intention was to make imitation of stone.

At the back I put some brief history description of GLAGOLJICA with translation and something about first mentioning of Croatian name in 9th century.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 06-21-2016 07:18 PM

Looks like you got the stone finish. Hand carved also. Very nice gift for your friend.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 08:07 PM

Nice story and great work, congrats!

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 09:11 PM


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#4 posted 06-21-2016 10:49 PM

Nice job on the stone look. It fooled me.

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#5 posted 06-22-2016 12:27 AM

Awesome project Ivan…...nice job with the engraving and that finish….wow. well done sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 06-22-2016 01:54 AM

Very nice work , Ivan. I thought it was stone!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-22-2016 02:46 AM

Very nice work on the sign and finish is great.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 06-22-2016 11:50 AM

nice job. I love the way you made it look like stone. keep up the great work!

-- frankie v

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#9 posted 06-22-2016 03:40 PM

That is beautiful work and a great theme. I like the stone look. I love the way the inscriptions finished out.

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#10 posted 06-22-2016 07:22 PM

Nice work Ivan, definitely got the stone look.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#11 posted 06-22-2016 10:02 PM

Great story and I agree that it sure looks old and made of stone. Excellent work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-25-2016 12:32 AM

A great gift with a lot of love in it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#13 posted 06-27-2016 05:12 AM

You did a nice job, nice woodworking.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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