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Blog entry by Walther von Einik posted 05-14-2013 09:04 AM 4176 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of ORTHODOX CANONICAL ITEMS series Part 2: ORTHODOX HAND CARVED CROSS »

The cross was made like rare Orthodox canons, which were supported by Christian Church untill it’s separate.

Here is the link on Youtube:

Old testament, Byzantine, Greek and Slavonic styles were in project development, and it’s shows the indivisibility of the Christian Church, also, emphasizes the Evangelic truth about the indivisibility of Christ.

The cross was made from basswood, because, on the one hand – linden is a soft tree, what is very good for woodfinish made by my own technology, on another – it’s a light tree, what is my customer prefer.

On the cross I was making numerous rapid cuts and special made chipped cuts (you can see it on the photo), they were necessary for such kind of work, because in the end of the work it’s shows very good the «antiquarian style» of this surface.

You can see it better after I put finish made by my own technology.

The work was made with special custom made carving tools made by the company «Khechoyan’s Carving’s & Tools».

Expect the next blog – the cross which was shown with this cross on the photos.

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 11:07 AM

Thanks for this. Excellent, as is always the case with your works. Just amazingly detailed and beautiful pieces. I went to and looked around. You have come a long way from a box of tools and a portfolio. Good for you!! Keep on carving. Your works are timeless!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 01:27 PM

Very nice work and great step by step photos. Thanks!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 01:40 PM

Congratulations on a job well done. This is very nice. If I might ask, what is the name of the tool company that made those skews? My eyes won’t allow me to make out the name from the pictures. That curved skew looks like it would be a real useful tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 12:49 AM

thanks for all words! about tools – yes, it’s very comfortable and useful tools. All steps of work was made easly with them. it’s Boris Khechoyan’s author’s tools, made by him. he has page here, you can ask him about all his tools


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