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Project by Borchik posted 03-03-2012 10:36 PM 1500 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They say you cannot keep beauty trapped within a cage. The statement is completely exemplified by this work showing a rose climbing out the top of its cage before opening its bloom. This amazing work was carved out of only 2 solid blocks of wood! The rose was carved out of a single block of teak – even the leaves and rise petals are an uninterrupted part of the original block. The cage, equally as extraordinary was carved out of a block of mahogany.Took me about 200 h to carve it.

16”H x 15”W x 8”D

-- Boris Khechoyan





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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 11:31 PM

What an outstanding carving!!! Teak is hard to play with in this manner. did you use a lot of grinders?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Borchik

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 11:48 PM

John,
No grinders, only sharp carving tools.
From power tools I used a band saw and drill

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 12:12 AM

ALL I can say is….....Very impressive!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 12:19 AM

You did a fantastic carving on this beautiful piece Boris. 1st class all the way.
I looked at some of your other carvings and they are all very impressive and creative…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 02:35 AM

This belongs in a museum.

It is truly museum quality art! Excellent job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Heidi Neely

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 03:33 AM

I can’t find the words to say how cool this is! Just…wow!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 03:39 AM

Wow. Spectacular!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 04:07 AM

Great Job!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 01:04 PM

Your carving is a masterpiece! Your skills are fantastic. I would have never finished the rose without breaking something off… I’d have to make a wood base with a glass dome to cover it and protect it or I’d find a way to break it!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 03:33 PM

Amazing work!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 07:08 PM

Only 200 hours? Wow, that is stupendously fast! looks more like it should have taken 2000 hours!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 03:47 AM

Wow!!!
What an amazing carving. I have made about 5 rose carvings in the last year or so and yours is 20 times better then any that I have done.
Well done.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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Borchik

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#13 posted 03-05-2012 03:55 AM

Thank you all for comments

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#14 posted 03-05-2012 05:34 AM

Brings tears to my eyes. Such wonderful carving. Where did you get the Idea for this one Borchik?

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#15 posted 03-05-2012 05:37 AM

I agree with it should be in a museum. Truly amazing.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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