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this walnut consul has been gilded with silver leaf and black antique glaze, I’d like to see your comments,

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 10:38 PM


-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 10:42 PM

Ditto AtomJack! WOW. that is rather impressive. I cant even fathom making something like that!

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 10:43 PM

Did you make this or buy this??? This is lovely.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 10:45 PM

thank you for ur comments yes it is one of projects I have done, glad to see you like it :)

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 11:27 PM

I’d love to know who carves the projects. Your gilding is exquisite! Both of your projects are beautiful.


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#6 posted 10-01-2010 11:31 PM

this hand carved consol has carved in my country Iran its hand carver is not a a famouse company , he works in a small workshop -like me- and has few pupils the wood of this consol is walnut top flat is not solid wood but the rest is.

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 12:51 AM

My Iranian friend, you do magnificent work. Sadly, the gilder’s craft is nearly dead here now, as the cost of materials has gotten so high. I remember taking an interest in it as a teen, when gold was only $35 per ounce, and decided it was out of my price range then. Since gold is now about 30 times as much, I have sadly given up ever trying the craft.

You do great work, my friend. Congratulations on keeping your craft alive in so wonderful a way.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 01:17 AM

This is exquisite work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 01:55 AM

That is really beautiful Vahid thanks for showing it to us

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 02:20 AM

Hey Vahid,
That is really sweet work…well done.

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 02:34 AM

Very nice.

How does one ‘gild’ ? Can you explain it for me?

What does the carving signify? Is there a story behind the use of the images?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 04:04 AM

Impressive ! The way you got the gild so straight with no seam lines when you antiqued it. Did you hand rub the second gild ?

-- Have a great day.

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#13 posted 10-02-2010 04:20 AM

I was at a loss for words beyond WOW earlier. I’ll add now that I am deeply impressed by such craftsmanship. This is real beauty in all aspects- woodcarving, woodworking, gilding and finishing. Absolutely gorgeous!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 10-02-2010 06:23 AM

friends I really surprised by so many approval and am really glad, thank you first i should say that it is not reall gold leaf it is imitation leaf, I buy every book of 500 sheets of leaf only for about 20 dollars! so it is not expensive, but the process really need too much care and experience, I would be glad to share my experience in gilding if you wish. now that I see this project has been seen and approved by craftsman I’ll try to put ‘befor, after’ project and on process pictures here, again thanks for your comments. if you wish to email me it is [email protected]

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#15 posted 10-02-2010 06:38 AM

Firstly I am a bit late to the party but Welcome to Lj’s.
You will certainly fit in our little community quite nicely.
Your guilding is beautiful , do you actually carve the pieces too?

-- Theresa,

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