rose – finished

with a marathon carving over the weekend, i made it just in time, the birthday party will start in an hour 🙂 … had some discussions about the finish, and it was decided to keep the rose very light in color, to fit into her new surroundings… so here are some final pics, one with my hands to show how huge it is …

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug Duffield
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 20:35:20


    That is one great job. I don’t know how you got the clean cuts you did, and I hope that you didn’t have to bend the chisels to get down inside the petals! (just joking).
    Awesome ….


    • dorisfiebig
      Nov 29, 2010 @ 21:18:31

      hi doug,,, no chisel was hurt… actually i have only one bend chisel, a number 8 one, but when you think about it, in almost every case where a chisel with a straight handle really cannot reach, a skew chisel can do cut. and that was how i did it… but most of the time, it was truely only straight handle chisels,,, also, despite the rose looks carved very 3-dimensional, i still kept the undercuts at a minimum. there are some places that required quite some time, because it was difficult to reach in, but most “only look difficult” … oh yes, it helps if the chisel is “very sharp” when doing a cut where you hardly can move the handle, as you dont want clean up fuzzies after the difficult cut … :-)… thanks for commenting, i always enjoy meeting you from time to time on our blog…


  2. Ethan
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 19:53:20

    Nice “big” rose, great work! May I know how many gouges you used for this one?


    • dorisfiebig
      Dec 05, 2010 @ 21:38:35

      hi ethan,,, oh, i used just my standard set,,, for roughing out #5,12 and #8,10mm and also #2,12 and #5,5… some places i used a #11,10,,,and some places i could only reach with a bend u-gouge, or with a skew chisel… and in the final session i used a #2,2 for cleaning up very tight areas… yes, thats it… oddly, few chisels always work for me, each is so very versatile … thanks for kind words, very appreciated


  3. Ackar
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 04:52:41

    WUHU!! OUR Professor is the best! Great! Why dont you say this in your lectures?


  4. dorisfiebig
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 10:10:20

    hi ackar, thanks for the compliments… i am glad you find it great!


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