Dragoncarved portal in a family style.

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Project by koraile posted 02-17-2014 08:46 PM 3202 views 14 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dragon portal in one of the Family styles, its a pretty big portal. Not the most detailed one i have made, but certainly the biggest. This portal was a order made to my father and uncels Company, and the 4 of us carved it together, so i have only carved the full left side, and the border pattern and pillars around the door
( we have made a New door, this one was just a temporary one, wile the proper one got carved.) i also carved the 4 pillars in front of the door, they dont show in these pics, but they are pretty big to.

Im not sure if i should even try to start explaining the prosses of making it, But a few details. Its made in slow growing pine from the highlands, and its all handcarved, we only used a hand cutter to take Down the Depth of the pattern, witch is ca 10 cm. The rest is made by hand. The pillars is turned, then a smal piece is cut away to make a plane for it to attatch it to the pattern edge.

The the Brown tint oil is a special Family recipe. Its added in layers, then we use Cotton fabric to rub it of on the topps, so the bottoms are even dark, then the pattern wary from light on the topps to dark in the low parts to enhance the shadow effect of the pattern.

Its abouth 4,5 meters high. And Was a realy challenging and exiting Project, especialy because of the size and weight combined With the wery deep pattern.

Im not going to Write to mutch abouth this one, it was made for a private customer. Its one of the few bigger Projects im alowed to use publicly, but this specific pattern are heavily copyrighted by the owner, so please dont try to copy the patterns. Just a advice. This guy have a army of lawyers :)

Hope you enjoy it as mutch as i enjoyed making it, not many people have seen this one before. If you have any questions regarding the prosess please ask.

I will start a blogg in a few weeks abouth carving a smaler portal like this, its a private Project for myself. So il post from the start until i finish it, and add more detailed expanations if anyone is interested.

-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 09:38 PM

That’s just pretty darned amazing right there.

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 09:45 PM

Thank you wery mutch! :) Im glad you enjoyed it.!

-- Bard son of iver

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 09:59 PM

That belongs in a museum. I’m at a loss for words. Been staring at that for 15 minutes now.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 10:24 PM



-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 10:25 PM

Your Words might well come true one day BTimmons, even if its in private hands, the owner have the right values for that to happen at some time.

-- Bard son of iver

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 11:06 PM

Great stuff :)
Inspired by the old stave churches I would guess.

Would absolutely be interested in a blog about something like this.
Trying to learn woodcarving…

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 12:06 AM

wow, that is amazing, looks like a lot of carving. It turned out amazing and beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 12:18 AM

Biblical in stature

no words

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#9 posted 02-18-2014 01:38 AM

That is out of this world amazing! The detail, fantastic. The shading is a great finalist touch. As for attempting to duplicate this, I wouldn’t even know how or where to begin. I’m pretty sure you are fairly safe with it remaining a one of a kind.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 02:49 AM

wow, that is amazing work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 02-18-2014 02:55 AM

This is hands down the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen made out of wood. I can’t believe it. You are one amazing guy. Keep up the good work, the world needs people like you.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#13 posted 02-18-2014 04:10 AM

Whoa incredible!

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#14 posted 02-18-2014 04:20 AM

Sometimes the things a human being is capable of take my breath rite outta my lungs, im intimidated, inspired and indescribably impressed

-- clamps dammit!! i need more clamps!!

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#15 posted 02-18-2014 04:30 AM

Very impressive!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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