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Maori Inspired Rosewood Pendants

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Project by DustyNewt posted 07-04-2009 05:21 AM 3017 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first four. Stumbling around the internet, I ran across bone carvings of the Maori people in New Zealand. They have some beautiful designs that inspired me to try my hand. Mine are carved in Indian Rosewood and Maple with some ribbon figure to it. Totally freehand carved. No patterns or templates are used to make these. Requiring a lot of hand work, they really get me right brained.

The fishhooks are symbols of luck and prosperity, the twist represents eternal friendship and the initials are a natural result of my experimentation and my experience carving my name keychains.

They are sanded 100 – 600 grit, lacquered and waxed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/





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Karson

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 05:23 AM

Some great carvings. Nice job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 06:20 AM

Beautifully done. I’ve always admired how they made a functional fishhook into a form of art.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 07:40 AM

Very nice carving most unique and well done.

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 09:07 AM

Beautiful shapes and textures. I really love those rosewood pieces, with the fishook standing out as a favorite.
Excellent job, Scott. Are they on etsy?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 11:40 AM

Those are very cool…nice work.

-- Vince

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 11:49 AM

Very nice! you should check with some local souvenir shops around here :-)

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 02:28 PM

Very nicely done. The rosewood grain is fantastic, though the texture of the maple is pretty slick as well. I always enjoy seeing your work.

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#8 posted 07-04-2009 03:09 PM

Those are way cool, m’man. Very nice indeed.

I’m planning a trip to New Zealand late next year for our 30th Anniversary. We’re going to hike the Milford and Routeburn Tracks with a stop in Fiji on the way back. Can’t wait.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 07-04-2009 03:13 PM

my avatar is a picture i took at milford. stunning place. we couldn’t do the track with the kids. maybe when they grow up.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#10 posted 07-04-2009 03:30 PM

Thank you all for your words of encouragement. I really enjoy making them. Rosewood is wonderful to work with and rewarding to finish.

Doug- Yes, I do have them on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5602068

J.C. – Lucky Kiwi. Sounds fantastic.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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#11 posted 07-04-2009 06:55 PM

You snagged me with Fishook 2! =^)

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#12 posted 07-05-2009 12:24 AM

Nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice!!! Did I say nice? You’d make a killing selling them in Lahaina or Waikiki.

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 08:56 PM

cool stuff, i dig em

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 03-09-2010 11:40 PM

cool carvings… nicely done…

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