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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 01-02-2009 07:42 AM 2008 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a carving of Tinkerbell that I did for my “behind closed doors” project. Well things change, especially in my world. I have come up with a totally different scene in my mind for the inside of the box and am actually anxious for once to get going on it. It will take a long time to complete because now there is a turning I have to do, more marquetry, and an elaborate carving. But what I’m thinking is going to blow this tinkerbell away. I called this “Getting Dressed” because she is putting on her shoes so it gives a hint that she is getting ready. I’m not sure who puts their shoes on first, but that’s not my problem. LOL. She is a fairy and in fantasy land crazy things happen.
At anyrate, I think this carving turned out nice. I still need to sand it and I plan on putting some stain on it to highlight the detail and then put a hanger on the back. My girlfriend wants to hang it on the wall. I will post another few pics as soon as it’s done and hanging. Any and all comments are welcome.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 01-02-2009 09:11 AM

Well, when all you wear is a loincloth and shoes and the loincloth is already on, then I guess shoes go on next!
Seriously, you do some really nice carving and tinkerbell is no exception. Nicely done. Is that maple? Oh, I guess it is, I just spotted your keyword.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 01-02-2009 12:18 PM

Nice carving, well proportioned and balanced, my only comment would be that every picture needs a frame, either carved onto the board or in addition to the picture, in this case probably something carved towards the edge to “frame” tinkerbell would be my choice.

I only comment because you asked me too, well done, thanks for posting.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#3 posted 01-02-2009 03:44 PM

Nice relief carving, Do you enter any of your carvings in competitions?
I’m sure you would do very well.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-02-2009 04:01 PM

I do quite a bit of carving and its rare for me to write “Nice Carving” but…...Nice carving!

Fairy’s … it!


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 01-02-2009 04:18 PM

Very nice carving. This kind of thing always amazes me, because I have a number of artistic abilities, but carving is not one of them. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-02-2009 04:27 PM

nice carving. and in maple also. wow.

-- pat,ohio...

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#7 posted 01-02-2009 05:05 PM

Don’t tell me that I’m the only one that noticed that Tink has some awesome ‘assets’..... :)

Carving seems like one of those things that I just won’t be able to do well, so I’ve never attempted…..Excellent work!


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#8 posted 01-02-2009 07:04 PM

Colin, I wasn’t going to do anything frame wise because of the original intent of the piece. But you are correct and now that it is just going to be a hanging I will definitely make a frame for it and post the project completely done. Thanks everyone.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 01-03-2009 02:55 PM

Hi kolwdwrkr;

I am now looking at Tinkerbell in a whole new way! LOL

I can’t understand how I missed noticing her body before!

Maybe I was just too young.

Great work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 01-04-2009 03:45 AM

Nice carving Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-06-2009 05:09 PM

nice carving

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#12 posted 02-16-2010 03:26 AM

Beautiful Work.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#13 posted 02-16-2010 03:27 AM

very cool!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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