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Project by LittlePaw posted 526 days ago 1125 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 526 days ago

Very beautiful and graceful! Wonderful job! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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shipwright

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#2 posted 526 days ago

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. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 526 days ago

Awesome work. Incredible carving.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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LEITH

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#4 posted 526 days ago

Beautiful work my friend.

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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peteg

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#5 posted 526 days ago

Fabulous work Paul, so delicate & gracefull :)
pete

-- 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 526 days ago

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

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 526 days ago

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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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 526 days ago

Exquisite.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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grosa

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#9 posted 526 days ago

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

-- Have a great day.

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Roger

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#10 posted 526 days ago

That is just dang beautiful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 526 days ago

Beautiful job. This looks extremely fragile.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jimthecarver

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#12 posted 526 days ago

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

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

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 526 days ago

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?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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deon

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#14 posted 526 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Eli Adamit

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#15 posted 526 days ago

Amazing, so nice, so gentle.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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