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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 964 days ago 1799 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since we seem to be on a box theme lately … here’s a piece from the past one of my father’s solid walnut desk boxes. Chip carved from top to bottom … except the back.

These are unique, simple in the form of construction the time obviously goes into the carving. Haven’t seen very may of these out there. This has been featured in a few national magazines, I’ll have to dig up the articles one of these days and post them.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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#1 posted 964 days ago

Awesome detail, very nice work.

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#2 posted 964 days ago

That’s an amazing Box Eric congrats to the master.

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#3 posted 964 days ago

Interesting project.

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#4 posted 964 days ago

thanks for sharing your stick & this box..both are grand

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#5 posted 964 days ago

This box is absolute beautiful. Eric. Your father’s chip carving is wonderful.

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#6 posted 964 days ago

i agree with others here, its a real beauty, i might try my hand at some of this, ive got a box in mind for myself, and i would like some of this there….....thank you for posting this, you have inspired us again eric…

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#7 posted 963 days ago

Very nice work.
The front panel reminds me somewhat of a stretcher carving that Peter Follansbee displayed in December.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#8 posted 963 days ago

How big a piece is this?

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daydrik

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#9 posted 963 days ago

How long did that take? Wish I had that much patiences.

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#10 posted 963 days ago

Your father did a great job .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#11 posted 963 days ago

great piece, thanks for the post

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#12 posted 962 days ago

I think there’s probably 40-50 hours in that box carving. That’s the issue with stuff like that … so much time goes in it’s hard to market them. VERY small demographic that buys them.

I’ve never really tried chip carving like that – too repetitive for me I don’t have the patience either. I stick w/ the more abstract wildlife stuff where I can form a rock where I want a rock and a tree where I want a tree.

Thanks!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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