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the hand carved table gilded and khaki patina (aged)





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vahid

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 11:22 PM

i am eager to know how do you judge about it and what is your idea about this work, thanks

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dakremer

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 11:36 PM

all i can say is WOW. what kind of wood is it made out of?? that looks incredible! How long did it take you

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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vahid

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 11:42 PM

thanks for your comment, it has made of solid walnut even top flat is from walnut and hand carved, i only has gilded it , it has been double gilded , it takes for me and my assistant about 5 days on gilding the whole process including prepairing the work for gild took about 12 days , I got 800,000 Tomans ( about 800 U.S dollars for gilding this table ( consol) and this table has been priced by my client (gallery owner) 4000 dollars.

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Jordan

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 11:56 PM

Your work is definitely undervalued!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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jcees

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 12:25 AM

Amazing work. Lovely.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 12:42 AM

After you pay for the gold leaf and other materials, that doesn’t leave much for you and your assistant. 12 days for two people and only $800? Assuming an 8 hour day, that’s only about $4 per hour even if you don’t have to pay for materials or anything else. WAY too little for such work!

I wish I had the skill to do such beautiful work.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Skylark53

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 01:15 AM

Exceptional craftsmanship and value.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 01:51 AM

Unbelieveable work. Welcome to LJs!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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tdv

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 01:57 AM

Absolutely incredible carving & beautifully gilded….. Amazing work
Best regards
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 02:19 AM

Hey Vahid,
“OUTSTANDING”.

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mreza

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 03:00 AM

Great job Vahid.
“Aafarin be in honar!!”

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 03:09 AM

This is beautiful but what is the purpose of using Walnut if you can not see and appreciate the Walnut wood?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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vahid

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 06:32 AM

thank you for your friendly and helpfull comments, Bigtiny I dont use real (genuine) leaf nither gold nor silver so it’s material is not expensive a book of 500 sheets about 20 dollars. but I agree about the time and skill we use and the money we recieve , it is not much . walnut is very good to be hand carved and is as you know very strong wood, yes it has been hidden under the leaf, but its handcarving shows itself better. :-) again thank you very much and pleas put more comments for me

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TJ65

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#14 posted 10-02-2010 06:42 AM

Thats just amazing.
I agree with big tiny, your work is way undervalued!
A photo of the unit before the process was done would be great to see when you post another project.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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isetegija

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#15 posted 10-02-2010 07:44 AM

This is magnificent work, both carving and gilding !
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.
Please more pictures of the making process.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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