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Seller: judaica-bookstore (2,041) 100%, Location: TEL AVIV, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283331645976 DESCRIPTION : Here for sale is a beautiful HAND PAINTED WOOD CARVING RELIEF which is HAND SIGNED ( Carved so to speak ) by the JEWISH ISRAELI ARTIST . The JEWISH ART PIECE depicts a 3D IMAGE of an European room ( hut, cabin ) in a combination of WOOD CARVING ELEMENTS which are laid in to create a whole 3D colorful EMBOSSED PICTURE. The artist is Chaim Wininger. The piece is dated on the verso 1954 , Location Ra'anana Israel. Size is around 8.5" x 14" . Very good used condition. ( Pls look at scan for accurate AS IS images ) Will be sent in a special protective rigid sealed packaging. PAYMENTS : Payment method accepted : Paypal . SHIPPING : Shipp worldwide via egistered airmail is $19 . Will be sent in a special protective rigid sealed packaging . Handling within 3-5 days after payment. Estimated Int'l duration around 14 days. MORE DETAILS : Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in thesculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individualsculptures to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery. The making of sculpture in wood has been extremely widely practiced but survives much less well than the other main materials such as stone and bronze, as it is vulnerable to decay, insect damage, and fire. It therefore forms an important hidden element in the art history of many cultures.[1] Outdoor wood sculptures do not last long in most parts of the world, so that we have little idea how the totem pole tradition developed. Many of the most important sculptures of China and Japan in particular are in wood, and the great majority of African sculpture and that of Oceania and other regions. Wood is light and can take very fine detail so it is highly suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be worn or carried. It is also much easier to work than stone. Some of the finest extant examples of early European wood carving are from the Middle Ages in Germany,Russia, Italy and France, where the typical themes of that era were Christian iconography. In England, many complete examples remain from the 16th and 17th century, where oak was the preferred medium. Contents [hide] 1 Methods and styles 2 Techniques 2.1 Tools 2.1.1 Basic tool set 2.2 The Wood Carving Process 2.2.1 Selection 2.2.2 Sculpture 3 Traditions 4 See also 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External links Methods and styles[edit] Chip carving Relief carving Scandinavian flat-plane Caricature carving Lovespoon Treen Whittling Techniques[edit] Pattern, Blocking, Detailing, Surfacing, and Smoothening Tools[edit] A selection of woodcarving hand tools: 3 fishtail gouges, a v-parting tool, 4 straight gouges, 3 spoon gouges, and a carvers mallet Desay Madu Jhya (window) in Kathmandu, Nepalis a specimen of traditional Nepalese wood carving. Detail of the Last Supper from Tilman Riemenschneider's Altar of the Holy Blood, 1501-05,Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria Carving knives Carving knife, used to round a corner of a piece of wood V-Tool, used to part lines and cut V-shaped channels Basic tool set[edit] the carving knife: a specialized knife used to pare, cut, and smooth wood. the gouge: a tool with a curved cutting edge used in a variety of forms and sizes for carving hollows, rounds and sweeping curves. the coping saw: a small saw that is used to cut off chunks of wood at once. the chisel: large and small, whose straight cutting edge is used for lines and cleaning up flat surfaces. the V-tool: used for parting, and in certain classes of flat work for emphasizing lines. the veiner: a specialized deep gouge with a U-shaped cutting edge. sharpening equipment, such as various stones and a strop: necessary for maintaining edges. A special screw for fixing work to the workbench, and a mallet, complete the carvers kit, though other tools, both specialized and adapted, are often used, such as a router for bringing grounds to a uniform level, bent gouges and bent chisels for cutting hollows too deep for the ordinary tool. Terminology Term Definition Gouge Carving tool with a curved cutting edge. The most used category of carving tools. Sweep The curvature of the cutting edge of a carving gouge. A lower number (like #3) indicates a shallow, flat sweep while a high number (like #9) is used for a deeply curved gouge. Veiner A small deep gouge with a U-shaped cutting edge. Usually #11 sweep. Fluter A larger #11 sweep gouge with a U-shaped cutting edge. Sloydknife A whittling knife having a strong, blade slightly shorter than the handle (around 5 inches), suitable for marking or carving. Chisel A carving tool with a straight cutting edge (usually termed #1 sweep) at right angles (or square to) the sides of the blade. Skewchisel A chisel with the edge at a "skew" or angle relative the sides of the blade. Often termed #2 sweep in the Sheffield list or #1s in continental lists. V-tool A carving tool with a V-shaped cutting edge.[2] Used for outlining and decorative cuts. Referred to as 'the carvers pencil' by old time professional carvers. Parting tool Long bent A gouge, chisel or V tool where the blade is curved along its entire length. Handy for deep work. Short bent A gouge, chisel or V tool where the blade is straight with a curve at the end, like a spoon. Use for work in deep or inaccessible areas. Spoon gouges were often referred to as 'tracery tools' which indicates their use in the type of decorative carving found in churches Spoon Fishtail A gouge or chisel with a straight, narrow shank that flares out at the end to form a "fishtail" shaped tool. The narrow shaft of the tool allows for clearance in tight areas. Back bent A spoon gouge with a reverse bent end. Used for undercuts and reeding work. Palm tools Short (5"), stubby tools used with one hand while the work is held in the other. Great for detail and small carving. Full-size tools 10" to 11" tools used with two hands or a mallet. Tang The tapered part of the blade that is driven into the handle. Bolster A flared section of the blade near the tang that keeps the blade from being driven further into the handle. Ferrule A metal collar on the handle that keeps the wood from splitting when the tool is used with a mallet. Some tools have an external, visible ferrule while others have an internal ferrule.Some old, small detail tools have neither bolster nor ferrule as their light use makes them unnecessary. Rockwell hardness A scale that indicates the hardness of steel. A Rockwell range of 58 to 61 is considered optimum for fine woodworking edge tools. The Wood Carving Process[edit] Selection[edit] The nature of the wood being carved limits the scope of the carver in that wood is not equally strong in all directions: it is an anisotropic material. The direction in which wood is strongest is called "grain" (grain may be straight, interlocked, wavy or fiddleback, etc.). It is smart to arrange the more delicate parts of a design along the grain instead of across it. Often however a "line of best fit" is instead employed, since a design may have multiple weak points in different directions, or orientation of these along the grain would necessitate carving detail on end grain, (which is considerably more difficult). Carving blanks are also sometimes assembled, as with carousel horses, out of many smaller boards, and in this way one can orient different areas of a carving in the most logical way, both for the carving process and for durability. Less commonly, this same principle is used in solid pieces of wood, where the fork of two branches is utilized for its divergent grain, or a branch off of a larger log is carved into a beak (this was the technique employed for traditional Welsh shepherd's crooks, and some Native American adze handles). The failure to appreciate these primary rules may constantly be seen in damaged work, when it will be noticed that, whereas tendrils, tips of birds beaks, etc., arranged across the grain have been broken away, similar details designed more in harmony with the growth of the wood and not too deeply undercut remain intact. Probably the two most common woods used for carving are basswood (aka tilia or lime) and tupelo, both are hardwoods that are relatively easy to work with.Chestnut, butternut, oak, American walnut, mahogany and teak are also very good woods; while for fine work Italian walnut, sycamore maple, apple, pear, box orplum, are usually chosen. Decoration that is to be painted and of not too delicate a nature is often carved in pine. Sculpture[edit] Mambila figure, Nigeria A wood carver begins a new carving by selecting a chunk of wood the approximate size and shape of the figure he or she wishes to create or, if the carving is to be large, several pieces of wood may be laminated together to create the required size. The type of wood is important. Hardwoods are more difficult to shape but have greater luster and longevity. Softer woods may be easier to carve but are more prone to damage. Any wood can be carved but they all have different qualities and characteristics. The choice will depend on the requirements of carving being done: for example a detailed figure would need a wood with a fine grain and very little figure as strong figure can interfere with 'reading' fine detail. Once the sculptor has selected their wood, he or she begins a general shaping process using gouges of various sizes. The gouge is a curved blade that can remove large portions of wood smoothly. For harder woods, the sculptor may use gouges sharpened with stronger bevels, about 35 degrees, and a mallet similar to a stone carver's. The terms gouge and chisel are open to confusion. Correctly, a gouge is a tool with a curved cross section and a chisel is a tool with a flat cross section. However, professional carvers tend to refer to them all as 'chisels'. Smaller sculptures may require the wood carver to use a knife, and larger pieces might require the use of a saw. No matter what wood is selected or tool used, the wood sculptor must always carve either across or with the grain of the wood, never against the grain. Once the general shape is made, the carver may use a variety of tools for creating details. For example, a “veiner” or “fluter” can be used to make deep gouges into the surface, or a “v-tool” for making fine lines or decorative cuts. Once the finer details have been added, the wood carver finishes the surface. The method chosen depends on the required quality of surface finish. The texture left by shallow gouges gives 'life' to the carving's surface and many carvers prefer this 'tooled' finish. If a completely smooth surface is required general smoothing can be done with tools such as “rasps,” which are flat-bladed tools with a surface of pointed teeth. “Rifflers” are similar to rasps, but smaller, usually double ended, and of various shapes for working in folds or crevasses. The finer polishing is done with abrasive paper. Large grained paper with a rougher surface is used first, with the sculptor then using finer grained paper that can make the surface of the sculpture slick to the touch. After the carving and finishing is completed, the artist may seal & color the wood with a variety of natural oils, such as walnut or linseed oil which protects the wood from dirt and moisture. Oil also imparts a sheen to the wood which, by reflecting light, helps the observer 'read' the form. Carvers seldom use gloss varnish as it creates too shiny a surface, which reflects so much light it can confuse the form; carvers refer to this as 'the toffee apple effect'. Objects made of wood are frequently finished with a layer of wax, which protects the wood and gives a soft lustrous sheen. A wax finish is comparatively fragile though and only suitable for indoor carvings. Traditions[edit] The making of decoys and fish carving are two of the artistic traditions that use wood carvings. See also[edit] Visual arts portal List of woodcarvers Chainsaw carving History of wood carving Wood as a medium Woodcut Woodturning Woodworking Wood carving in the Marquesas Islands Woodcarved Catholic saints in the Parish Church of Ortisei, northern Italy National Wood Carvers Association Woodcarving events: Woodfest Wales Relief carving as a type of wood carving in which figures are carved in a flat panel of wood. The figures project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely. Depending on the degree of projection, reliefs may also be classified as high or medium relief. Relief carving can be described as "carving pictures in wood". The process of relief carving involves removing wood from a flat wood panel in such a way that an object appears to rise out of the wood. Relief carving begins with a design idea, usually put to paper in the form of a master pattern which is then transferred to the wood surface. Most relief carving is done with hand tools - chisels and gouges - which often require a mallet to drive them through the wood. As wood is removed from the panel around the objects traced onto it from the pattern, the objects themselves stand up from the background wood. Modeling of the objects can take place as soon as enough background has been removed and the object edges are trimmed to the pattern lines. In order to secure the wood panel, a workbench with fixtures like bench-dogs, carver's screw or clamps, is necessary. Carving tools come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, some aimed strictly at the hobbyist, but others directed at professional carvers. Some carving tools are held with one hand while the carving is held in the other. But most relief carving requires that the wood panel be secured so that both hands may be on the carving tool. Much of the skill required for relief carving lies in learning to grip and manipulate tools to get the desired effect. Tool sharpening is also a necessary skill to learn, and dull tools are a severe obstacle to effective carving. Contents [hide] 1 Stages of relief carving 1.1 Styles of relief carving 2 See also 3 References Stages of relief carving[edit] Create a pattern, drawn on paper. Prepare a wood panel for carving. This may be a single piece of wood or a laminated panel. Transfer the pattern to the panel, using carbon paper as the transfer medium. Remove wood around the objects that comprise the pattern. Model the objects Detail the objects Tidy the background behind the objects Apply a suitable finish to the panel Styles of relief carving[edit] 1. High relief , usually between 1/2" and 2" in depth. 2. Bas relief, or Low relief usually under 1/2" in depth. 3. Deep relief, usually over 2" in depth. 4. Pierced relief, where holes are carved clear through the wood. Some carvers prefer to finish their carving with a clear finish. But others incorporate color and pyrography into their relief carvings. 1. A low relief carving of a Dragonfly 2. Bas relief: A close-up of the crest for City of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 3. Deep relief: Top of a paschal candle stand, 4" x 4" x 48", in red oak 4. Pierced relief: Eagle Banner by Pat Donat, commemorating 9-11 See also[edit] Chip carving Relief Carving Wood carving Chip carving From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chip carving in wood Chip carving or chip-carving, kerbschnitt in German, is a style of carving in which knives or chisels are used to remove small chips of the material from a flat surface in a single piece. The style became important in Migration Period metalwork, mainly Animal style jewellery, where the faceted surfaces created caught the light to give a glinting appearance. This was very probably a transfer to metalworking of a technique already used in woodcarving, but no wooden examples have survived. Famous Anglo-Saxon examples include the jewellery from Sutton Hoo and the Tassilo Chalice, though the style originated in mainland Europe. In later British and Irish metalwork, the same style was imitated using casting, which is often calledimitation chip-carving, or sometimes just chip carving (authors are not always careful to distinguish the two), a term also sometimes applied to pottery decorated in a similar way. Woodwork[edit] In modern wood carving, the style is also called spoon carving. The style is traditional in the folk art of many countries. Patterns can be free form style or based ongeometric figures. In America it is mostly used with basswood, butternut, pine, or mahogany. Chip carving knives can also be used for whittling, cabinet making, and general workbench purposes. External links[edit] National Wood Carvers Association, Chip Chats Magazine ebay3547 Condition: Used, Condition: Very good used condition. 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