Second project - Hallway mirror

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Project by llwynog posted 05-06-2011 12:00 PM 1766 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second project but the 1st one for which I started with raw wood. The first time I made my own planks is an experience I will always remember. Ripped and (power) planed to thickness.

It is quite a large mirror and is very heavy. The wood is Alder : not very known, not very used, not very resilient or noble but carves easily and just about as cheap as fir when you find a lumberyard that does sell it.

Carved patterns are based on old viking knotwork patterns.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 01:07 PM

I love it. You are a talented artist!

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 03:55 PM

Very nice carvings!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 06:37 PM

Lovely work on the carvings. I like doing deep relief Celtic Knotwork on walking staffs, so the pattern that you used here is also really intriguing. Do you have any suggestion for finding other similar patterns?
Excellent work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 07:21 PM

Hi Druid,
I have a fair amount of resources when it comes to Celtic/Norse patterns. I am trying to collect as many as I can for inspiration.
In this mirror, I combined 2 designs : a Borre-Style strap end and a knotwork from the Gosforth (Cumbria) stone cross.
If you look at my carving tools toolbox, I also tried to make my own design inspired by what I found in archeological resources.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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