Carved Rose in Lime

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Project by mungletroll posted 08-28-2013 06:44 AM 1265 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a small carving, overall it’s about 280mm tall, the first photo shows my rose in a turned wooden vase. The rose is what I carved and the vase was turned by my late Father.

I used Lime for this one but was never really happy with the wood, I find it too open grained, soft and easy to carve but not hard enough to give a nice finish “straight from the knife”. The likes of apple, cherry, box etc.. all give a really nice finish without having to use abrasives.

Overall this piece took around 10 – 12 solid hours of carving spread over a week or so. A few minutes stolen here and there.

I generally carve using a knife and a few small gouges and for me it is imperative that the tools are absolutely sharp and mirror polished when I’m carving to give the best possible finish. I hate abrasives and try to avoid using them at all costs.

-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 09:02 AM

Wow!!! fantastic carving

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 03:10 PM

Great carving. Love it.

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 03:13 PM

This is a wonderful carving. You really have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 03:40 PM


-- 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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#5 posted 08-29-2013 01:51 AM

Nice! Someday I hope to carve that well.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 02:07 AM

Great work!

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#7 posted 08-29-2013 03:47 AM

Fantastic carving. I missed this on the “Project” page because that picture only shows the center portion which looks like a cork with a stick in it—no disrespect intended, I’m just saying your photograph doesn’t do your carving justice. Might I suggest a close up of the rose and leaves as your lead to grab attention! Just a thought because that is a beautiful carving and I’d hate to see LJs miss or over look it.

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#8 posted 08-29-2013 01:08 PM

Nice carving. All I can do is whittle with nothing left when I am finished. Haa Haa

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#9 posted 09-03-2013 01:34 PM

Wonderful carving! The rose looks realistic and the lovely vase suits it very well.

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