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    Spent a week on this one and 4 sisters. I think it turned out good. Please tell me what you think. I Have never seen one in the wild, just books and internet photos. I hope to post the process on my web page next week. Slippers are also blushing pink, my next ones after I detail this one out more.
    Charlie
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    Last edited by cb1959; 08-22-2016, 05:19 PM.
    Charlie Wolfe [email protected]
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  • #2
    Not familiar with what you're carving, a flower I believe; however, it is a fine job of carving, like the detail.
    . . . .JoeB
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      it is a orchid,g rows among trees and sometimes in meadows. Years ago there were fields of the pink version in Maine . we have yellow here in Arkansas. it takes 10 years to mature to blooming and there has to be a special fungus growing in the leave cover for it to grow and thrive. Thanks for the comment.
      Charlie Wolfe [email protected]
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      • #4
        Hi Charlie
        It looks like the real thing, the Lady Slipper is our provincal flower , like yellow rose of Texas, come to Nova Scotia see them all
        .Bruce

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        • #5
          I love orchids! That is a wonderful slipper. The curl in those lateral petals is awesome. Are they wood or something else?
          Terry

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          • #6
            Thanks, I need all the smartening up I can get! I'll tell you what is funny my wife has one that has been sitting on the kitchen table for at least three years now. It had a blossom on it when I first got for her, but hasn't bloomed since, Now I know what to look forward to···Da
            . . . .JoeB
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Looks like the "real deal" to me Charlie. Can't say as I've seen a yellow one, but as Scotia Carver says ; we've got tons of pink ones up here.
              Wayne
              If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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              • #8
                Just found this site with some information. http://goorchids.northamericanorchid...s/cypripedium/ in case someone wants to carve some.
                Charlie Wolfe [email protected]bal.net
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                • #9
                  Nomad, the leaves and petals are brass, the pod is tupelo, stem is hardened brass rod.
                  Charlie
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                  • #10
                    How delightful! It's so vibrant. You captured the Lady Slipper very nicely.
                    Im so glad I joined.

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                    • #11
                      How did I miss this before Charlie? Wonderful job and very creative.

                      Tinwood

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                      • #12
                        thanks for the comments. Great Motivation.
                        Charlie
                        Charlie Wolfe [email protected]
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the additional post
                          . . . JoeB
                          . . .JoeB

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                          • #14
                            Looks good Charlie. I have started concentrating more on habitat with my carvings. I have purchased the necessary tubing, foil and equipment to start working in brass. I will start to practice with it when I finish my current project. Where will the Sept show be? Donna Thomas is planning to attend and I hope to meet her there also.

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                            • Donna_T
                              Donna_T commented
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                              Paul, we should get together with Charles and have a habitat making session. He's a great teacher! I'll admit that soldering is one of my many weaknesses. See you in a couple of weeks!

                          • #15
                            Paul here is a map and more information. http://woodcarversofnorthwestarkansa...nual-show.html
                            I went ahead and got a table, next to Donna's Sept. 10 &11th. See you there
                            Charlie Wolfe [email protected]
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                            • Donna_T
                              Donna_T commented
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                              Charles, having seen them firsthand, I know how cool they are and how much work you put into them. Great job!
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