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Project by benihun posted 07-02-2008 10:10 PM 2659 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I learned carving during primary school and made some pieces around that time. I share them with you in some project posts. This is one of them.

The height of the whole piece is about 20 cm (~8 inches).
The material is walnut.
This style of carving is from Hungary, Transylvania.





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#1 posted 07-02-2008 10:20 PM

Very nice, carving is definatley on my list of things to learn. That looks great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 07-02-2008 10:25 PM

There is such a wonderful history surrounding chip carving, wonderful work.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#3 posted 07-02-2008 10:51 PM

Really nice chip carving, I look forward to seeing more designs when you get around to posting them.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#4 posted 07-03-2008 12:02 AM

Very elaborate. I wish I could carve I have no artistic skill like that though. I can barely draw stick figures lol

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#5 posted 07-03-2008 01:32 AM

Great job & design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 07-03-2008 03:30 AM

Nicely done! I hope to learn chip carving soon.
Thank you for the post.
Jim

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

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#7 posted 07-03-2008 03:49 AM

Gorgeous carving. I admire your patience and attention to detail. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 07-03-2008 01:37 PM

An excellent looking work of art, & craftsmanship!

It will look much better once you add the finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 07-03-2008 08:34 PM

Beautiful piece of craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 07-03-2008 08:46 PM

Very nice. Post more if you’ve got them!

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#11 posted 07-03-2008 10:11 PM

nice chip carving,

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 07-04-2008 04:26 AM

very nice work, how much time went into this piece?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 07-04-2008 09:38 AM

Thanks for the nice comments!

I didn’t count the time spent carving it, but it took much. That’s why I don’t do carving nowdays but if some time I have the patience again…

Maybe it won’t have a finish ever because I like the natural surface of the wood for this type of projects.

I have more pieces of work like this. I am going to post them.

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#14 posted 07-05-2008 06:16 AM

lookning forward to seeing more of your work

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 07-09-2008 07:40 AM

I agree that the natural look of the Walnut is best in this case…I wish I had the skills to do something like this !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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