16,533 and 10,984

What does this mean?

Well  after 5 months ( 4 months of carving ) I wrapped up the final foot of mouldings last night.

For the 3/4 inch moulding which was 684 ft. long I carved an average of 16 leaves per foot. So that means for this particular moulding I carved 10,984 leaves each being approx. 3/4 inch wide.
And for the second piece of moulding which was smaller and required 501 ft. I carved 33 leaves per foot. So that means 16,533 leaves were carved.

All total 27,517 leaves were done on nearly 1/4 mile of mouldings. Just to have trim around some custom made doors.


If you scroll down the page you can see the pieces I’m talking about.  As much as I love carving I really don’t care to see more of these any time soon. But if the opportunity comes up,, I’m game.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dorisfiebig
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 14:42:01

    oh my god, mark! i hope you had the opportunity to carve something else now and then,,, otherwise i imagine you feel like a leaf-zombie… well done, i admire your persistence 🙂


  2. markyundt
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 19:42:40

    Hello Doris,
    I hope your New Year is going well.
    Yes I did have to complete a couple of other projects which ultimately threw off my schedule with this.
    That’s the down side to being committed to such a lengthy project. Everything else, personal as well as professional gets put on hold.
    Now that it’s over there are many things I have to catch up on. But in a way I feel somewhat lost as this consumed so much of my time and energy that this is what I did daily for so long.
    Persistence is what determines any outcome. That drip, drip drip of water is what will eventually wear a hole in a rock.
    Doing the same thing over and over just goes against my nature in most cases but here I knew going in what would be required.
    Besides, I got well paid to do what I love. And this is just part of the process.


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