Monday, February 17, 2014

Useful Carving Tool...

I purchased this tool while in Phoenix,AZ at Hobby Lobby, and find it VERY useful:

Dritz Quilting Measuring Gauge 14 in 1. There are 14 different measurements in this double-sided aluminum tool. Anytime you need to check a small measurement while carving, this tiny gauge will be handy. Measurements range from 1/8 of an inch to 2 inches. It can be found in most sewing or quilting stores.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tree Trimming...(Thank you Ivan S. for this article)

So I was just sitting here wondering, should I have another cup of coffee or start trimming that tree that needs work.
***** What A Man Did With This Tree Trunk Will Blow Your Mind *****
One tree ..... four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent:
that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece.
A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and
tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece.
Your jaw will hit the floor when you see what he created.
It all started out with a simple tree trunk…
Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over four
years creating this masterpiece.
The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting
“Along the River During the Qingming Festival.”
The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.
The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest wooden carving and
measures over 40ft (specifically, it is 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall
at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide).
The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so detailed and perfect,
they could drop your jaw.
It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing so much attention.
It’s amazing, but not just because it’s so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.
That was 8,760 hours well spent.