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Project by Thor posted 01-18-2010 11:17 PM 1487 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of 10” X 36” basswood. I carved it in a shallow relief with hand tools to a depth of no more than 1/4” as a personal challenge to myself.
The panel is the first of three panels depicting maiden, mother and crone.
The symbolism in this panel is of her youth, with such a protected and gently life within high walls without knowing of the treats ahead, symbolized by the dragon beneath her feet.
The two next panels are drawn out, but not carved yet.





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sticks4walking

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 11:23 PM

Very nice indeed. Was this a very long project? Cant wait to see the others.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 12:10 AM

A very beautiful piece of artwork you have created. I really like the theme.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Jordan

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 12:23 AM

That’s an incredible amount of work, very clean and detailed! Great job.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 12:27 AM

An astonishing piece of shallow relief carving.

Keep up the nice work, Thor.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 12:45 AM

Well done!

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#6 posted 01-19-2010 01:27 AM

incredible indeed!

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 03:53 AM

Wow thats a great bunch of carving.

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#8 posted 01-19-2010 04:04 AM

Very nice carving for sure. Thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 01-19-2010 05:03 AM

very nice carving. great job. like the basswood.also

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Thor

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#10 posted 01-19-2010 06:03 PM

Thanks so much for the comments.
Mike, yes, it took quite some time to finish, and there is no prediction from me as to how long the next two panels will take. They stay on the back burners, because they won’t be for sale. I generally have to keep to work that I can sell for a reasonable amount of money…hopefully.

Thanks again,
Christina

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 01-19-2010 09:59 PM

very well done… looking forward to seeing all three panels completed and side by side by side…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 01-19-2010 09:59 PM

very well done… looking forward to seeing all three panels completed and side by side by side…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 01-20-2010 01:06 AM

Well done carved panel keep up the good work.

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#14 posted 01-20-2010 07:49 AM

Beautiful work. Do you have any plans for them or are they wall hangings? Great work. Maybe you need to build a castle to hang them in.

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Thor

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#15 posted 01-20-2010 05:03 PM

Thanks again, and Dennis, they will hang on a wall in my house that I designed and built about a year and a half ago.

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