why thewoodengraver?

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  1. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    The Wood Engraver
    I've been asked this question countless times (that's right, I can't count that high) so I thought I would resurface my Magnum Opus (look it up on Webster's). This is not meant for pats on the back (even though I may deserve it) This is NOT advertising (don't need it) this is my way of answering this question in the future, quickly and easily.
    Magnum Opus...[​IMG]
  2. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Yes, that is 'Big Work'... and quite an awesome one.
  3. smyfe

    smyfe Member


    It may not have been posted for a pat on the back, but it certainly deserves one. That is a work of art!!!:) :)
  4. cjd

    cjd Member

    That is wonderful. Did you draw any inspiration from the Book of Kells?

  5. paper warrior

    paper warrior Member

    Wow, just wow.
  6. Clashster

    Clashster Member

  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Pretty great Phil! - you should mention the book ;) You wife does nice work too!
  8. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Dang, that's unreal! That's what you call real talent there!

  9. possm_23

    possm_23 Member

    hmmmmmm...not bad for a beginner......:twisted:
  10. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    Aaaaah, wood ENgraver. I thought it was wooden GRaver..... Couldn't think what a graver was!

    Sharp as a tennis ball, I am.......


    PS Neat work!
  11. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member


    That is a BRILLIANT piece of wood working!

    I see now where the patience for your excellent paper model builds comes from....

    Thanks for posting a photo of that masterpiece!!

  12. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Is your "magnum opus" from the Book of Kells (*) or is it your design inspired by
    that book? It's magnificent wherever it gets its inspiration from.



    * - for the non-Celtic - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells
  13. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    The panel design is from a book called "Celtic Designs, an arts and crafts sourcebook, by David James". I designed the border and the little Philigree near the top. The piece is engraved on solid Redwood (2 pieces of 1" X 12" (new growth)) it measures 1" X 22" X 36".
    I have heard of the Book of Kells, sure wish I could have one!
    Thanx for the link Charlie!

    My true inspiration comes from the "encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom by Caitlin and John Matthews". Though very difficult reading...even with several hundred feet of rope.:twisted:

    "Sharp as a tennis ball"...I do like that one...made me laugh!
  14. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    As an avid 'Woody' myself, I'd have to say "Beautiful' piece of work Phil.

    IZ WOOD... IZ GOOD...

    (am I allowed to say that? ~ paper comes from wood)
    :-D :-D
  15. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    If it comes from a tree, it's right for ME!
    Thanx mr woodGearz!
  16. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    That's pretty cool stuff Phil. I'd kinda like to get into that someday myself.
  17. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    Thanx Will, stick around...my book on wood engraving made easy may finish by summer!
  18. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    why does the woodenengraver come up as banned>?
  19. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Unfortunately because he was banned.
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