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Project by EPJartisan posted 1483 days ago 1294 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was in Kyrgyzstan, I took a long trip into the Tien Shan mountains. The style of art was simple and powerful representing how the mountains interact with the trees, clouds, and animals. I was inspired to carve into a “simple” (I don’t do simple) flower box for a back porch in Oak Park, Illinois.

The motif are a white Oak Leaf and a Red Oak Leaf.. specially designed so that water would drain out of the boxes and off the end of the porch… used a copper pipe cut lengthwise in half in a sliding channel designed into the bottom of each of three sections. I made three… 10 ft long 6” wide and deep (the carved design in 18” long). Redwood stained brown (I hate staining wood).

Funny story. I have a form of color blindness.. my assistant at the time came in right after I had started staining.. she exclaimed that they were the most beautiful color of purple she had ever seen.. I freaked out.. they were supposed to be chocolate brown. three days later and with her help got them brown.

They turned out so nice.. the client bought new furniture to match the boxes

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect





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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 1483 days ago

Nice carving job and good story too.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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jm82435

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#2 posted 1483 days ago

These are nice. I think they would have looked good even in purple…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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DaddyT

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#3 posted 1483 days ago

HAHAHA!! I know how you feel man, I too have a hard time with colors. My wife has to help me dress in the mornings or I end up looking like a clown

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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GaryD

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#4 posted 1483 days ago

This is really nice. I thought you were going to say that the were pulling one on you. Looks Great!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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bigbuddha

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#5 posted 1482 days ago

beautiful carving!!

-- helen

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