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Walnut Hounds by Thorleifr Walnut Hounds by Thorleifr
Walnut pencil case.

Work In Progress -> [link]
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:iconhoffnarr:
Hoffnarr Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a beauty!
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thank you !
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:iconworldsedge:
WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ooo! Very fine, Thorleifr! The carving is superb and really pops out of the thumbnail.
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Me want..Would hold most of my regularly-used knotting tools admirably... bravo!, lovely piece.... Peter.
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconpho3nixor:
pho3nixor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Wow! Do you do commissions? If you do, email me at balanarchandran@gmail.com
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hi,
Thanks for your question, but at the moment I don't take commissions, sorry...
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DMSscroller Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice!!! love the curly walnut:) is that handcarved?
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thanks!
Yes all handcarved, I don't know how to do otherwise...
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DMSscroller Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! There are other ways of carving, such as a dremel tool with carving bits/ intarsia-sanding/ CNC if you're rich. I wish I could get more practice in with a chisel, though. Nice work!
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DMSscroller Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I'm not a pro at carving, but there are other methods of sculpting. Dremel tools with carving bits and sanding with a drum sander/ intarsia/ CNC if you're rich. but yeah, Thats cool! I wish I could carve. Nice work!
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Of course, but nothing beats a razor sharp blade cut. I do use a dremel occasionnaly for rough digging work, but I find it a bit messy and dusty and avoid it as much a possible. And CNC is like someone else doing the job... I'd just miss the whole pleasure of carving... ;-)
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DMSscroller Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
very true
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samaelsevanhadar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Damn, I wish I could create such things.
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:iconjean-moss:
jean-moss Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I'd like to buy one from you.
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Well, thanks for your interest, but unfortunately I'm no longer taking commissions, I don't have enough time for it currently...
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work and very talented!
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thanks!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome!
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful, really, truely, beautiful :P
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Thank you! :)
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, so apparently my brain doesn't work very well, and I had already commented on this peice! I must have forgotten to favourite it though, so now I have! I must say, I really am a dork sometimes :B
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Better twice than none! :)
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:iconpuppeteer-for-kings:
puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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:iconwindinthetrees:
windinthetrees Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Beautiful!!
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thanks!
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FolkvangrWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
badass :D
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
;)
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Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconoldsoulmasquer:
oldsoulmasquer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
I design and build theater sets for a living. I don't care if you use power tools or hand tools; both take skill to create works of this beauty. Very nice!
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Thanks!
I actually often find it more difficult with power tools. Easy to mess up a piece. It just goes faster and makes straight lines, but I avoid them when possible... and they do so much nasty dust!
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oldsoulmasquer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Very true.
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Multimind Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Accuracy have sure payed off in the details there, and the texture in the background seems very even and smooth.

And the warm glow in it, just wonderful.

Lovely to see people still doing things by hand now in the era of the power tools ;)
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Thanks!

Though I must admit, I did use power tools to make it, except for the knotwork motif...
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous carving! :icondelightfulplz::love: :glomp:
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Thank you!
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:icongrin--plz::icondancedanceplz::glomp:
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sculpted1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Your carvings are pretty intense mate, love the 'Heroet' one but this is awesome too. Do you use a router or any other power tools to get the depth or do you just use chisels and gouges? Just wondering because it looks too level to be done by eye and hand.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Thanks,
for the pencil boxes' inside, I used a machine, router like but with the piece of wood moving on a rail instead of the drill, to make the cavities straight.

I used a router to make Heddal -> [link] but Heorot was hand carved...

Using a router doesn't help this much, and is hugely noisy, and I don't get much pleasure out of using it. The time saved wasn't as important as expected, plus you encounter other difficulties...
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sculpted1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
No probs. That's awesome, I also get a lot more enjoyment out of working by hand so it makes me like your work even more. How long did Heorot take you?
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I didn't count time for this one, but a rough estimation is 50 hours.
Heddal, with the router, took 37 hours.
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Lagroht Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Superbe ! Bravo !
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Merci!

Très jolis Couteaux ;) et j'admire la finition.

Je me lancerai peut-être un jour aussi dans la réalisation de couteaux (les parties en bois), (voilà en particulier ce qui me donne envie... [link] , tu connais peut-être)...
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Lagroht Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Merci pour le lien, il est très intéressant. Le travail est magnifique, tant sur le bois que le métal !
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agience Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing work
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thanks
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btbam87 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
curly walnut! wow this is awesome id love to get my hands on some wood like that
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:iconthorleifr:
Thorleifr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Yes, I had the surprise when I started polishing... :)
And I bought a short plank of that wood for the price of two cups of coffee... My first experience with walnut.
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