Calla Lily

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Project by LittlePaw posted 02-10-2013 06:47 PM 1492 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It took me longer to carve this Calla Lily because I wanted to get the wrap-around petal and the leaf it sits on to as thin as I possibly can. Well, I got it to about 1 mm over all – with some places showing opaque against the light. It was a lot of fun as well as a challenge to reach the thinness . . . lots and lots of sanding to 600 grit. I did make a ooops on my first try on this design so I was much more careful on this one. As most of my carvings, I did not color this one so that it won’t be mistaken for a resin cast import. It was finished with a wood hardener followed by 3 coats of clear satin lacquer. Oh, no router, laser or CNC are used on my carvings.
As always, critiques are very welcome. Thank you all.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 07:31 PM

Very beautiful and graceful! Wonderful job! :)


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#2 posted 02-10-2013 07:40 PM

We seem to share an appreciation for Calla Lilies,
the difference being that you can carve them beautifully.
Another wonderful piece Paul.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 08:53 PM

Awesome work. Incredible carving.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 08:53 PM

Beautiful work my friend.


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#5 posted 02-10-2013 08:55 PM

Fabulous work Paul, so delicate & gracefull :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roman Hrytsak

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 09:21 PM

I love it when your work comes to my door. An enjoyable and lovely piece!

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#7 posted 02-10-2013 09:56 PM

Such a graceful piece. One could meditate on something this beautifull.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 12:00 AM


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#9 posted 02-11-2013 12:11 AM

That is a Really nice project. You did an awesome job. I enjoy projects with allot of curves.

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#10 posted 02-11-2013 02:22 AM

That is just dang beautiful!

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#11 posted 02-11-2013 02:52 AM

Beautiful job. This looks extremely fragile.

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#12 posted 02-11-2013 04:22 AM

Great carving….I can appreciate the patience it takes.

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 07:08 AM

On the northwest and north side of the house I have about 8 Calla Lily plants and you have captured one of them beautifully!

What is the wood?

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#14 posted 02-11-2013 07:15 AM

Great work!

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 03:01 PM

Amazing, so nice, so gentle.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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