Carved dish

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Project by peteg posted 04-17-2015 03:17 AM 1914 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of old wormy Rimu was in the firewood bin, I wanted to have a play with a carved dish I saw many years ago which was crafted by Canadian artist Michael Hosaluk. It started out as a practice piece but I am sort of happy with the overall result.
The outside ahs been coloured with ink with a poly overspray & the inner various Gilders pastes. It is about 6” wide x 3” H including the carved feet.
Thanks for the look

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 03:36 AM

I think it’s excellent! Like one of those things you’d see on the Antique’s Road Show. How do you like the gold color of the gilders’ paste? I’ve been using a lot of foil but it’s so time consuming.


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#2 posted 04-17-2015 03:41 AM

Really unique Pete, and very beautiful

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 03:44 AM


”. . . but I am sort of happy with the overall result.”

You should be absolutely delighted with the results. The carved dish is wonderful!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 06:07 AM

Thanks Larry, L/W
Jordan, I use Baroque Art gilders pastes, with this one I always seal coat with a Zinsser spay shellac, rubbed on a coat of African bronze, then Verdigris followed by Coral red, there I no science to it just play, if you don’t like where it’s at run a very light wipe of white spirit over & just keep playing with the colours, they all bend at the end of the day, you just dry brush the pastes on as deep as you want.
Thanks for the interest

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 06:15 AM

I like it! Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 04-17-2015 08:10 AM

This came out really great Pete, including the turning, the shape, the carving and the finish. Beautiful piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 09:48 AM

Carving is my dream for long time but I can’t find time for it. Now, you are renewing the will to try. It is very nice. I like the shape, the color and not mentioning the sexy 4 legs.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 04-17-2015 11:02 AM

hey Pete: this sure caught my eye..I think it is very very appealing. the carving is just really makes the little bowl stand out. Great idea on the gilder’s paste.

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#9 posted 04-17-2015 11:43 AM

Pete, I would be extremely happy with that result if I’d have made that.
Great job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 04-17-2015 01:37 PM

i think its a beautiful little bowl pete, i like the effects you worked into it, really nice.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 04-17-2015 02:05 PM

Love it. Very primal feel.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#12 posted 04-17-2015 03:06 PM

Nice work Pete! You are an inspiration and have given me some new ideas to try with my boot sculptures. Cheers, Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#13 posted 04-17-2015 05:13 PM

This is a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 04-17-2015 07:22 PM

Wow Pete! That is awesome. I thought the inside o that was gold, brass, or tin. Very cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 04-17-2015 09:59 PM

Thanks all for your great comments

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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