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  • 16th Century Miniature Boxwood Carvings That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

    While I was searching for some holly and boxwood carving images in google, I found this site, and thought interesting.

    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/0...-of-your-hand/

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    Interesting! We first saw these miniature carvings in the British Museum. Tried to photograph them thru the glass of the display case, but didn't succeed.

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    • #3
      Wow! And I thought I was obsessive about the details of my projects.

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      • #4
        FYI - http://www.visualnews.com/2015/02/11...ture-carvings/

        The Prayer beads actually come apart. There are small wood pins that hold the front piece in front of a background piece.

        Bob L

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        • #5
          Remember a few years back here in WCI? We had a member from the UK = "flyfisher?" who did beautiful miniatures in several substances.
          16th century. The 1500's. I'll bet the tools were a lot like today's.

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          • #6
            My gosh, how in the world did that every get such detail? Thank you for sharing

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            • #7
              The most amazing thing to me is the close up show knife cuts.....WOW!
              http://beginnerscarvingcorner.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                I am reminded of a Dutch slang phrase involving ants, roughly meaning someone who is obsessively attentive to small details. But I can't reveal it lest someone could translate it literally. Besides, I admire the result, so I don't really want to make fun of it. Yet that phrase keeps popping into my head.

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                • #9
                  That is quite stunning work. Wow. Did you see at the bottom of the page the pic of the small train coming out of a carpenter's pencil?
                  Terry

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                  • #10
                    Wow! Quite impressive. Thanks for steering us to that, kiri.
                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      hi
                      an exposition with this subject will start soon in Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum). See link to an announcement on public TV in Flanders. Images speak for themselves if you don't understand dutch:
                      Jos
                      Belgium

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
                        Wow! Quite impressive. Thanks for steering us to that, kiri.
                        You are welcome, Arthur. I was wondering which Micro tools they had used to create such a marvelous carvings. Talent and skill is obviously needed, but also thinking good tools must be essential for creating masterpiece works.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by honketyhank View Post
                          I am reminded of a Dutch slang phrase involving ants, roughly meaning someone who is obsessively attentive to small details. But I can't reveal it lest someone could translate it literally. Besides, I admire the result, so I don't really want to make fun of it. Yet that phrase keeps popping into my head.
                          Do you mean : "miereneuker"? that's really slang. If I translate it litteraly in english it would be something like "antf***er".

                          PSI added the ***like it is in use in US. Here we say like it is.
                          Jos
                          Belgium

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                          • #14
                            Uh-oh. Now we are both in trouble.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by honketyhank View Post
                              Uh-oh. Now we are both in trouble.
                              Hahaha. That was so funny.

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