Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wood Carving: Finished Lady Slipper

I finished the Lady Slipper.  I super glued the parts together and Far Guy helped me peg them together with toothpicks..wood carving is highly technical.

Lady Slipper toothpicked together

I carved off the protruding tooth pegs and sanded it down one final time.

Lady Slipper is finished

Then I painted it and sealed it with Bee’s Wax. It is finished.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  It was a good project and I learned more about woodcarving. 

Far Guy cut me a base out of Black Walnut. It is perfect! :)

32 comments:

  1. Perfect indeed. I love it. My favorite flower...

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  2. Great job. Absolutely beautiful!

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  3. This carving is really beautiful. You should feel great about the effort and the results. I'm so impressed! I feel lucky if I can glue two popsicle sticks together.

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  4. That came out beautiful!
    You are quite the artist to say the least.:)
    Carolyn

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  5. It is indeed lovely. You are such a good artist, and your favorite flower is now preserved in wood. I do like that base, too.

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  6. You should be proud. It is absolutely gorgeous. Don't suppose it will be on a blog give away anytime soon!!

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  7. Lovely - and the base is perfect. Congratulations to both of you wood carving artists.

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  8. An excellent finish from top to bottom!

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  9. That.is.beautiful! What talent!

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  10. Oh Connie ~ It's beautiful! You guys do such great work! love it!

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  11. That is wonderful, and I love the teamwork that went into finishing it.

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  12. It is amazing! Great job! :o)

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  13. Connie - it is beautiful! --- Love it! --

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  14. Holy Canoli Moley! That's gorgeous! Wow, you are extremely talented. I would not know where to start. My son-in-law's father does woodcarving and goes to shows and I think he's involved in some organization for it. His name is Jim Sanders from Cedar Rapids, IA. Supposedly he's good but what do I know? I've not seen his work either although I've heard about it. I don't think he does flowers though. Seems to me like curves like that would be very difficult. I just can't get over your work and I've seen woodcarving at fairs and things but nothing as pretty as that. It must be those long winters that bring out the talent in people! How did you get started in that? How long have you been doing it. How did you learn? Is it for pleasure or profit or both? Curious people (like me) want to know. Thanks for posting this...I am just blown away!

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    1. Hi Sam, My Uncle was a carver, he got us interested in carving eight years ago. We used to sit in his kitchen and carve. We carve for pleasure..although I have sold a few pieces. I attend a woodcarving group once a week.

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  15. Oh, Connie!! It IS beautiful!! Wow! Kudos, Woman!! :):)

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  16. That is just beautiful! You are so talented! Some day we will have trade my weaving for your carving ;)

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  17. WOW! I am very impressed! Is Far Guy's hand completely healed with all his range of motion back? Injuries can sometimes cause some stiffness or limitations later on.

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    1. Hi Lynda, His finger will never be 100 percent after he severed the tendon. He can still carve! :)

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  18. Out of this world!!!
    love it, love it, love it.
    Ann

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  19. That is just beautiful and perfect for you!

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  20. I'm pleased the way this turned out too. When you look at the various stages and then see what it looks like when it's finished is an awesome sight.

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  21. Holy cow! Not only is the carving beautiful, but the shading on the paint job is awesome. If (IF) I could carve, I certainly couldn't paint more than to make it look like a crayon job from a 4 year old! Awesome! And love the base .. black walnut is my favorite wood!

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  22. It is, it is perfect...perfectly beautiful sweetie! What a wonderful job you do!!!

    Have a gloriously blessed day my talented friend!!! :o)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie