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Vase with low relief leaves

I carved and shaped the vase using traditional carving tools, and a Japanese rasp. it is jointed lime wood block 4inches x 10. Sharing some pics of my progress
Thank you for looking,



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Casey Patton has reacted to this post.
Casey Patton

Thanks Casey

Hello Imran,

That's nice work! Was that carved in basswood or poplar. If it is poplar, that is a very challenging wood.

It's difficult to tell if this was turned first. Often that is how these are carved. Turn the basic urn, and then carve the surface.

Have fun!

imran sajan has reacted to this post.
imran sajan

Thanks Mary.  Its mostly basswood. I was short of basswood in  a section when I glued the initial bloc of wood so there is some poplar (Wish I would not have done that). I don't have a lathe so the vase was carved/shaped  by traditional carving tools and rasps. Thanks for looking.