Friday, September 9, 2011

While waiting...

  
While waiting for the hinges to arrive (did you notice I didn't mention the word 'patiently'?) I decided I could finish another project that has been sitting on my desk for too long.

Remember I did a workshop with Ann High back in March at the Arnhem show?  Well if you don't, look back at this page: It's been a long time.  I showed you this picture amongst other photographs:





That was the beginning of my wood carving experience.  Now I have finally plucked up the courage to finish it, and after a lot more carving, detailing, glueing, staining and waxing, this is the result:



14th century chest



I am quite proud of the result and rightfully so I hope. ;-)  Now if anybody could point out to me where I can buy steamed pear I would be thrilled, because then I could do some more of this wonderful work.  I have really fallen for the carving.  Love it!!

And before I go I would also extend another warm welcome to Lady Jane, who's my latest follower.  Thanks to Rosamargarita I now know she has a blog: For the Love of Miniatures.  Go and check it out.

That's all for today folks.  See you next time.

15 comments:

  1. Adoro tu trabajo es madera de peral?
    Un abrazo

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  2. By the way... Lady Jane's blog is
    http://fortheloveofminis.blogspot.com/
    Un abrazo

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  3. Hoi Marion! It turned out beautifully! Mine is still sitting on my desk, waiting paitiently for its finishing touches...Meanwhile I am just about to leave to take another woodcarving class. This time it is a class by David Hurley. I will definately ask him where to buy the steamed pear wood!

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  4. Yes indeed, Rosamargarita, pear is wood and steamed pear is wood that has been treated, but I am not so technical that I know what the difference is. ;-) I only know it's hard to obtain. And Josje, I have been looking on your blog for the chest..... Well, at least you've got another workshop to go to. Fantastic, you lucky duck. And you're going to ask about the steamed pear wood. Great.

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  5. Marion, your chest is a triumph! I love it!!

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  6. Oh wat is dit mooi Marion. Zou ik ook graag willen doen. Mijn vader kon het ook zo mooi, maarja, hij is er niet meer.......
    Heel goed gedaan hoor.

    groet Heleni

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  7. Heleni, Ann High komt in november naar Nederland, maar ik weet niet of die workshop volgeboekt is. Kijk anders even op deze site als je geinteresseerd bent: http://webwinkel.anneliesdekort.nl/
    Doei

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  8. Wonderful piece of curving. Bravo!
    A hug

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  9. Amazing job! I'm a big fan. :D
    Hugs

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  10. Your first carving? Amazing.
    Mona

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  11. You should be proud Marion! That box is plain awesome!

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  12. thumbs up, it's a beauty. I've seen the results of her class in Castine (IGMA) and yours is just a good. Considering you've finished it at home is I take my hat of.

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