A little bit snails.

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Project by Valerii posted 03-29-2008 07:43 PM 1570 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new experience in woodworking.I have never carved a small sculpture so far.Here is the result of my work.I hope it looks like snail :)
The snail and the ladybird made of apple.The ladybird carved separately and mounted on the snail surface at the end of the work.
Length is 6 cm, height is 3,5 cm.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 07:45 PM

wow…that is amazing….this is your first carving??? great job…just amazing!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 07:51 PM

Thanks.Yes this is my first carving in sculpture.I`ve carved only floral design before.

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 08:45 PM


This is beautiful. But come to think about it I say that about all your posts. Maybe you could post some shaving or a rock or something just so I can change my comments. :)

Seriously this is very nice. Both of the carvings are so rich in form and detail. This is impressive, especially given its size. (For those not used to metric measurements the length is 2.4 inches and the height is 1.4 inches.)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 08:55 PM

First time eh !!!!! I would be ashamed of posting my first and last carving…...

Keep up the great work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 09:06 PM


This is excellent work!

Did you chose a snail because that’s the only thing that would hold still long enough for you to carve? LOL

Very good work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 09:11 PM

Thanks Scott and toyguy.
But I have to say I`ve spent a lot of time for this snail.It took me about 2-3 days.Because I did not know how I could carve small parts and I saw at my snail from one side and than from another side and thought: “How can I do it?”

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 09:21 PM

Lee it was very difficult to get round a snail-model not to run away during my work

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 09:21 PM

That is great for your first or 100th attempt!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 03-29-2008 10:28 PM

Nice to see you came out of your shell to try carving!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#10 posted 03-29-2008 10:32 PM

O-o-o,that was wonderful experience.

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#12 posted 03-29-2008 11:47 PM

Gee that is impressive. You do nice work.

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#13 posted 03-30-2008 12:13 AM

Hey Zebrano,

Nice job, I love the details of the wrinkles. I look forward to seeing more of you work.



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#14 posted 03-30-2008 02:31 AM

Really neat. You have created a fine bit of art there.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 03-30-2008 03:50 PM

shaking my head in amazement!!
took you 3 days? ONLY??? holymoly.
Gorgeous work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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