Acanthus Leaf Design

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Project by Kenny2946 posted 05-11-2012 09:48 PM 1771 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at carving this Norwegian Acanthus Leaf Design. This project was carved all by hand tools , out of walnut. It was finished in Linseed Oil. Total time was approx. 50 hrs.

-- Kenny, New York

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 09:50 PM

Gorgeous! – that is an amazing amount of effort and skill and the outcome is beautiful.


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#2 posted 05-11-2012 09:51 PM

Thank You Lawrence

-- Kenny, New York

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 10:52 PM

Beautiful piece of art!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 11:37 PM

Attempt? Attempt you say!! No way Jose, you succeeded with flying colors!!!!! This is very difficult to do, I know, I tried one a few years ago and failed miserably and it was not even as complicated as this one!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 01:37 AM

Very nice!

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Heidi Neely

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 03:14 AM

This is so beautiful…fantastic job! I carve only with hand tools as well, so I can really appreciate the time and effort that goes into a piece like this one! :)

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

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 03:19 AM

Awesome, this is truly a labor of love, excellent craftsmanship and serious talent.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 06:14 PM

This is really something! I really like the hand tooled look. With todays CNC machines that look is rare. You have a gift!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 04:40 AM


The piece is fabulous! Keep carving!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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