Abstract Ripple #5 Wall Carving

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 07-15-2018 11:25 PM 682 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Abstract Ripple #5 is a very unique abstract wall carving which I carved using my CNC machine in artist quality Baltic birch plywood. The carving reveals the individual plywood layers which vary in color resulting in a striking pattern similar to ‘Mokume Gane’. The structure of the carving is asymmetric and the wood’s natural imperfections adds to the beauty and uniqueness of this work. The carving is approximately 22” x 22”. The edges of the carving are painted black.
A video showing more detail is available on my website:
Please post any comments or questions you might have.
Thanks for looking,

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 07-16-2018 03:55 AM

Dope work

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#2 posted 07-16-2018 10:49 AM

Great look Roger.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 07-16-2018 12:35 PM

Your plywood carvings are neat and unique. I’m sure with your finish on it the light gives it nice effects.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#4 posted 07-16-2018 01:12 PM


-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#5 posted 07-16-2018 01:18 PM

Wow! This is a wonderful piece and I love the wood and wave pattern. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Roger Gaborski

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#6 posted 07-16-2018 01:46 PM

Thanks for everyone’s remarks.

Kim – I used ‘Tried and True’ Linseed Oil and Beeswax finish on this carving and the previous one, Number 16. It results in a nice smooth, silky finish, but it does yellow the wood more than I would like.


-- Roger Gaborski,

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#7 posted 07-16-2018 06:13 PM

Just plain beautiful!
I like the visible layering.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 07-16-2018 08:31 PM

Very beautiful, it has a peaceful meditative look to it, but also the appearance of something old and mysterious. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 07-18-2018 01:47 PM

Nice art piece, Roger!!!


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

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#10 posted 07-23-2018 07:44 PM

I was just flipping through the projects and saw this and knew it was yours! Great job as always Roger! I love the way these come out!

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