No wine .. it's time!

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Project by Overthehill posted 08-08-2021 08:49 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The original image, on which the carving is based, came from a reprint of a series of water colors that were originally published in 1877 titled “Grapes and Grape Vines of California.” I was intrigued by the beauty of the “plates”, and chose one I felt would best be made into a carving. Originally I completed the one displayed then decided to to make a second copy and install them on bookends. I burned the second carving, mostly completed, (in frustration) when the cherry wood fractured at several fragile locations (because of the grain.) After several years I regretted that decision.
As with many of my carvings, especially those in hard woods, I prefer not to paint them and only use “neutral” stains and oils to protect them from weathering, etc.

It is currently displayed at a place in the kitchen where I place opened wine for future consumption.

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#1 posted 08-08-2021 09:25 PM

Beautiful work!

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#2 posted 08-09-2021 01:57 AM

Very nice job!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 08-09-2021 11:26 PM

Beautiful little accent piece…Well done…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 08-09-2021 11:28 PM

beautiful carving.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 08-10-2021 12:40 AM

Excellent carving!



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#6 posted 08-31-2021 02:16 AM

real nice!

-- tel

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