Bread bin with mouse-thief

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Project by Oleg Smirnov posted 03-09-2011 09:27 PM 2065 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Any mouse in the course of manufacturing hasn’t suffered, and not one piece of bread hasn’t been stolen by mice. All parts are made from an integral piece of a basswood. 20 sm

The bread bin is executed in the form of “lapot” a bast shoe – the ancient Russian footwear made of a bark of a birch.

-- Woodcarving is my lifestyle

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 09:46 PM

Wow. Impressive and whimsical. Nicely done.

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 01:20 AM

You do Wonderful Things Oleg… Thank you for sharing your work and Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 11:20 AM

funny and very well done


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#4 posted 03-10-2011 11:22 AM

Too funny. Nice work.. Wow.

-- Bodie, Westerville, Ohio "Beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be happy", Ben Franklin.

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 02:15 PM

This thing makes me want to get some cheese out of the ‘fridge and lock up the cat.

Lovely work my friend. I wish I could carve nearly that well.

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

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 06:22 PM

Great work and a nice touch of humor Oleg. basswood is wonderful to carve. Birch bast shoes were also used a lot here in Norway in the past too. It’s interesting to see the Russian version.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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