Just couldn't believe my eyes! Carvers - look at THIS!

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Blog entry by Don Butler posted 08-20-2010 01:03 PM 9283 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a message from my sister this morning with pictures from this site.
She doesn’t know where they come from, but a few minutes search uncovered this:

Another thing that popped up was this Japanese site with pencils carved, just in the wood, leaving the lead inside untouched.

I’m blown away by this work, but I don’t think it’s a useful skill.
It is, however, ART.


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#1 posted 08-20-2010 03:02 PM

Thats what I call very cool. I cant imagine the patience it takes to carve pencil lead.

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 04:05 PM

Just takes a small minded person….........................

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 04:08 PM


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#4 posted 08-20-2010 09:26 PM

thank´s for sharing Don
the japanese are fantastic , the one I like most is

From p.125 of “Gyakusetsu Ronrigaku
where the point is closed in

have a great weekend

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 05:28 AM


”I’m blown away by this work, but I don’t think it’s a useful skill. It is, however, ART.”

You’re absolutely right, Don, they are amazing but not very useful. In my old age, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the real thing with my failing vision. Those enlarged photographs are the only way to really enjoy them.

Thanks for sharing.


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#6 posted 08-21-2010 07:03 AM

Yes, someone forwarded those to me a few days ago – I was just blown away. The lettering is so neat and crisp.


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#7 posted 08-21-2010 11:08 PM

Pretty amazing!.

Thanks for posting Don.

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