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Project by Borchik posted 03-31-2012 03:24 AM 2344 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project I carved from a solid piece of walnut, with a light Birdseye Maple background for contrast. I created this particular design with challenge in mind – the grape stems, mesh net, and leaves are intricately interwoven, which makes it difficult to carve the thin pieces without breaking them. Shaping the fruit inside of the net without breaking the strands of the net, and carving, 360 degrees, the individual strands of the ropes supporting it helped me to hone my skills and provided inspiration for me next Sipderweb piece.
It took me about 250 h to carve.
Walnut, 11” x 9”

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 03:34 AM

just beautiful!

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 03:35 AM

Simply spectacular …. walnut is my favorite carving medium. I hope to try something like this someday.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 03:43 AM

I have never seen anything so intricately carved. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 03:47 AM


This has to be one of the nicest carvings seen in a long time. I like your textures.

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 03:49 AM

amazing. a work of art that is hard to imagine how someone could fashion such a work with carving tools. you are truly a master carver sir.

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 05:22 AM

Amazing good work!

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 07:27 AM

I’m very impressed with that.

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 10:25 AM

W O W !

Stunning craftsmanship and artistry.

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 10:44 AM

This is outstanding and amazing. It’s just simply beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-31-2012 11:31 AM


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#11 posted 03-31-2012 11:33 AM

Grinling Gibbons redivivus! Truly stunning work…

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#12 posted 03-31-2012 11:42 AM

Hi Boris,great looking carving!!! Я так никогда несмогу.Очень впечатляет.


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#13 posted 03-31-2012 01:22 PM

Artistry and master craftsmanship…..

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#14 posted 03-31-2012 01:59 PM

Now that is art! very NICE!

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#15 posted 03-31-2012 02:47 PM

Yes, Art indeed!

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