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#1 posted 11-07-2013 05:09 PM

This is simply a test and a introduction.

The plate im working on at the moment is a thing With history, it is a thing i have poured a lot of myself into. Its like a inner prosses, both of sorrow,joy and creating.

My grandfather turned this plate maybe 15-20 years ago from one piece of silver birch and forgott it in a corner in the workshop where i found it afther his passing away many years later. I thought it was sad if the plate wasent finished, so i started thinking of a pattern in a old skandinavian asymetrical chip carving style. But before i started the actual prosess of drawing it i went on a tripp to marocco and brought the plate to have something to tinker With, as i always do when traveling.
While there i met a old woodcarver, his son and grandson that all worked together, and their Family tradition had similarities With my own so we found the tone. From this experience and from some of the styles i watched in the area inspired me to mix some of this style With the one i already had in mind. So its a mix of maroccoan and Norwegian style that i have done my way.

The pattern is drawn by free-hand and its all handcarved of course, as everything i carve. The idea was that the pattern should represent creativity, the life in it, the simple start, the uncertain tendrils reatcing out and feeling its way before it feels the limitations it have and fall into a rythm along the bord. But then as life and creativity often do it takes a new way and flows into the center, where it senses freedom and flourishes into what its supposed to be and blossoms.

Hope you like it, and im happy for comments since i rarley show my stuff publicly.


-- Bard son of iver

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 06:12 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
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#3 posted 11-07-2013 06:28 PM

Thank you wery mutch for Your advice and welcome! Think i got it posted where it was ment to go now, in the blogg. was a bit fast. :)

-- Bard son of iver

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 02:06 AM

Welcome to Lumber jocks from downunder!!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 03:54 AM

Welcome koraile.
I love your work so far and want to see more. My inlaws have a house that was made in Norway and there is carving everywhere in it and on it.

-- Jim, Mid coast, Maine home of the chain leg vise

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 04:52 AM

Thank you wery mutch! :) been browsing the site myself now, a lott of Nice and creative work here. so looking forward to get to know some pll With the same interests. I working on a new post now to show a example of my Family style.

-- Bard son of iver

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 09:32 AM

I love your obvious passion for woodworking and the rich heritage you have to build on. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 02:53 AM

A true artisan you are! I love your earliest memory of woodcarving, the rich visuals and reminiscent smells. Truly a memory to cherish….forever.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 03:27 PM

Thanks josh!

-- Bard son of iver

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