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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 1221 days ago 1314 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my current project that I just finished last night.
It is a long stemmed rose carved out of basswood.
It was carved to scale and has all the veined and thorns carved in as well. The rose and septal petals are carved from one piece of wood and the stem and leaves are carved separately from another piece of basswood.
The petals and leaves are so thin that you can see light through them when they are held up to the light.
I have about 30 – 40 hours into it total including painting.
The rose itself was painted via airbrush in order to get all the way down in between the petals. It was my first time using an airbrush.
Thanks for looking.

Just an update.
This carving took both 3rd Place at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair and First Place Premium Blue Ribbon at the 2011 Washington County Fair in Minnesota.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006





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Pawky

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#1 posted 1221 days ago

Wow, that is incredible. Your detail is excellent, you can’t really tell it’s not real!

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wizzardofwood

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#2 posted 1221 days ago

this is a fantastic job

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1221 days ago

That’s pretty outrageous!”ly”, beautiful! Delicate job there. Wow….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#4 posted 1221 days ago

Looks like the real thing to me . I was wondering why some one would put a real rose picture on this sight and wow did I find out that it was a very well done carving . Love it . Is that what you mostly do is carve wood ? Take care. and thanks for sharing.

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 1221 days ago

Tom,

No dropping petals or leaves—your wife will now always have a rose that never fades or dies. It is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#6 posted 1201 days ago

thanks everyone
Yes Jeffery… I only carve wood when I get time to do so. Never enough hours in the day.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1201 days ago

Those carvings are absolutely beautiful. They look so real.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jeffery Mullen

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#8 posted 1194 days ago

I like making rose peddles out of frosting that goes on a cake when I bake. I once made my wife a origami rose made of house tin foil that goes on a bake potato. I have made rose peddles of tissue paper and put it on a wood stick . I have never carved a rose out of wood though.

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