Rose ~ project for charity auction

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Project by Heidi Neely posted 1557 days ago 1951 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rose (in maple) I just finished carving that will be used on a lid for a jewelry box that Keith will be making. His mom asked for a jewelry box that can be auctioned off for charity, for her womans group in an up-coming fundraising event, so this is the start of that. While this is NOT going to be the finished state of the carving….it’s the end of MY part of the project. Keith or I will post the completed box after it’s constructed, stained, and finished.

One cool aspect of this (to me) is that I used an actual beautiful photo of a rose that Keith took from our front yard as my pattern, instead of finding some random pic in a book or on the internet somewhere. As you can see…I posted the picture he took as pic #6. For me, that adds a little more of “us” into the project and just makes it a little more special.
Thanks for looking : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#1 posted 1557 days ago

That is pretty dang neat. Did you use a rotary tool?

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

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#2 posted 1557 days ago

Beautiful. I envy your talent.

-- Kate,

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#3 posted 1557 days ago

Very nice.
And by carving from a picture you managed to give it a depth of feeling, a provenance, to being more real than a typical woodcut rose motif. Hence, the extra fold at the bottom and ripple to the petals.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 1557 days ago

sigh…I feel so inferior when I look at the quality of projects on here…
That is an awesome rose…

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#5 posted 1556 days ago

Amazing. Just looking at it you can feel how soft it is.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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#6 posted 1556 days ago

Dam thats good

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Heidi Neely

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#7 posted 1556 days ago

jm82435, no rotary tool…..nothing used but hand chisels on ALL of my carvings.

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. Keith’s box will no doubt make my carving on the lid look even better….so I’m looking forward to see how the whole thing comes together : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 1556 days ago

That is very fine work, you have talent I love all of your work…Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 1556 days ago

Beautiful work. It looks alive.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 1556 days ago

Thats sweet! Wow from the design I see an element of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work he was a very famous world renowned arts and crafts designer architect who was born in Scotland look up his Glasgow Rose there’s a similarity you have obvious talent dear young lady. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 1556 days ago

Oh it looks very soft and delicate just like a rose!


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#12 posted 1556 days ago

your a natural @ carving!

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

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#13 posted 1556 days ago

Beautiful Work.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#14 posted 1556 days ago

That is amazing! Your really do good work and I can’t wait to see the completed project either. You need to make another one to keep one for yourself.

-- Janice

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#15 posted 1556 days ago

Wonderful carving it’s beautiful an outstanding work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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