The amazing woodworking collection of Zhuhai, China

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Blog entry by Elyasaf Shweka posted 10-15-2018 09:46 PM 1710 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Try to imagine yourself, as a hobbyist woodworker, being invited to a private tour accompanied by an Chinese government representative, in what appears to be the biggest, most expensive and most amazing woodworking collection. how big? 20 thousand square meters, which is about 200,000 square feet, equivalent to the size of an Walmart superstore. also, this collection is private, and therefor closed to the public. we were the only visitors at this giant warehouse.
I have so much to say about this amazing experience i had, but i think i said most of it in this following video. Looking forward for any relevant comment or question. enjoy.

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-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 11:59 PM

Wow gorgeous work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 10-16-2018 04:53 AM

mind boggling

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 04:23 PM


-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#4 posted 10-16-2018 08:44 PM

Outstanding. I can’t imagine the time invested in those pieces.

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#5 posted 10-17-2018 01:11 AM

:( someone took the video down

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#6 posted 10-17-2018 02:15 AM

Caution this seems to be a virus.

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#7 posted 10-17-2018 03:09 AM

It asked me to log into LJs again when I viewed it this morning. Closed that window out, but I probably should have flagged it as spearphishing.

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#8 posted 10-17-2018 03:14 AM

YouTube was down, back to normal now (they say)

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#9 posted 10-17-2018 01:19 PM

Incredible work, thanks for the video Elyasaf!

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#10 posted 10-17-2018 02:07 PM

I watched that on YouTube last night. Very interesting. I kept wondering where they got those huge logs from! You don’t see logs like that anymore. And I also wondered who paid for these carvings. they must have taken years!!!

One note: When I went to make my sets of wood carving tools ( and bought my black rough hand-forged Chinese made irons made by the best blacksmith in the city of Donyang which has been one of the major centers of wood carving in China since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907AD), I was thinking of these famous old Chinese wood carvers. Many here at Lumberjocks are suspect of things made in China, but I knew better!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#11 posted 10-17-2018 03:49 PM

That is the most fantastic thing I have ever seen. is this the work of one man? Are the pieces, like the “monkey journey to the west” carved from a single piece of wood? Who knows what other works of art are hidden in that mysterious country.

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#12 posted 10-17-2018 08:12 PM

Absolutely amazing

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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