Black calla lily carving

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Project by koraile posted 03-30-2014 02:13 PM 2294 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Black calla lily is finaly done, it was carved With love and given away With love.

Its my first flower imitation, and its also my first Project where i combine traditional woodcarving irons With powertools.

I have learned a lott from this Project, This is just the first of a series of Projects i have in mind for both the colouring tecnic and the carving tecninc. I already have the Next Project of this type Clear in my mind, and its going to be mutch more complex than this one, both in carving and colouring. I hope even Gibbons, one of my childhood inspirations would have liked what i have in mind for this tecnic.

Its carved from one piece of silver Birch, even if im a gibbons fan i never liked putting carvings together from several pieces, i always preffered carving it from one piece. It just gives me more satisfaction to solve those problems i encounter when doing it that way.

I had great fun carving this one, and as always when i get that Level of focus i had a hard time letting it go, so a lott of late night hours spent on this one. How many hours i dont know, the NeXT one il use half the time on, now when i have thought those problems properly trough,and know how to aproatch them Next time.

My childhood friend have taken the photos again for me, the link to his site is on my profile.

I hope you enjoy it, and if you want to see the full progression on the Project i have posted it in a 2 parts blogg With a lott of Pictures, the first part is here:

Second part here:

This is my first Project of this type, so i appeciate all innputt and comments on the work, it is both inspirational and instructive, so please give me feedback fellow lumberjocks!



Thanks @shipwright for Your tip on the colouring, it will help me in the Next Project, i didnt even consider that someone else might have tried that coloring approatch before i started. Your series of bloggs was wery interesting in retrospect, so i could compare my own experience With Yours.

-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 03-30-2014 02:15 PM

This is beautifully done and very delicate looking. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 02:43 PM

Beautifully executed! I look forward to your future projects, as I am sure you will be challenging your techniques in each of them.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 03:16 PM

Thank you wery mutch! The reciver was wery happy for the gift to, so there will be more flowers in the future :)

-- Bard son of iver

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 03:37 PM

A wonderful work of art and a amazing carving.Great job Bard.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 04:22 PM

It’s so beautiful, I think it could almost make a real lily a little envious:) Your intentions and love come through quite clearly in your work!:)

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 04:47 PM

wow, that is so beautiful, amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 04:55 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 05:34 PM

Beautiful Job!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 05:49 PM

Thanks for Your kind Words to all of you.!

-- Bard son of iver

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 07:22 PM

The Editors Choice, im honoured! Thank you!

-- Bard son of iver

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#11 posted 03-31-2014 12:26 AM

Beautiful shape, subtle coloring and wonderful subdued finish.
Nature can do no better.

It is nice to see someone else experimenting with dye techniques.


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

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#12 posted 03-31-2014 02:50 AM

Sheer, utter, pure, absolute and unadulterated perfection. A work of art. I applaud you in this effort and you deserve every one of these accolades. Wow.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#13 posted 03-31-2014 12:47 PM

WOW, thats a beautiful and delicate carving. I’m working on a spoon with some flowers but they dont even compare to the qualiity, craftsmanship, delicateness as that lily.

-- jerry

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#14 posted 03-31-2014 02:12 PM

Wow, very impressive. One little eensy teensy mistake, and…ohh..! Great patience. Looking forward to your next piece.

-- Dvail12

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#15 posted 03-31-2014 02:12 PM

Wow, again!

-- Dvail12

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