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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Wand Cabinet.

This is a piece that i have been working on for a while now and thought id share its progress with you all. The cabinet is a commission piece and made in 1/6th scale which is a first for me.



The cabinet stands at around 12'' in height and is constructed from walnut which was once a Victorian writing slope, incorporated into the top corners are two pieces of Paula shell and in the very centre is a genuine carved Victorian cameo that was once part of a piece of mourning jewellery.






Inside the cabinet are 3 painted panels which will relate to the wands that will sit on a plinth in front of the paintings. The very last section is for a small draw that i still need to construct.



I'm not sure yet what the wands will be made off although i would like to make at least one of them from deer antler which i found a couple of years back while out walking. Two doors will be constructed and hung which will contain 12 panes of 1mm thick glass.
This has been a fun and unusual project to work on and one which i have thoroughly enjoyed.
A warm welcome to my new followers, many thanks for taking an interest in my work.
Have a great and safe week everyone.               Tony.




24 comments:

  1. This is a truly stunning piece of work! It's gorgeous! I love all the fine detailing.

    Michelle :o))

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  2. It's beautiful! It must seem like a giant piece after working in half scale lately. :D

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    1. Indeed it did Brae, i have actually being working on 1/6th, 1/12th and 1/24th all together :)

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  3. Nice piece! Must be a bit strange to work with bigger scale.:)

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    1. Thanks.. it was very strange but it was also an exciting challenge :)

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  4. beautiful details! Harder to work in 1:6 after working on smaller pieces?

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    1. Thanks Audra, it did seem strange working in such a large scale to start with, but once i got my bearings i was actually working in 3 different scales at the same time :)

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  5. Lovely work as always Tony!

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  6. I love watching you create your fantastic work, look forward to seeing this when its finished, I do not know how you can bear to part with your work,,

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    1. Thanks Debbie ..maybe once i start making some 1/24th scale pieces i may hold on to a few :)

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  7. beautiful, the attention to detail is as fine as ever and the craftsmanship is second to none,a simple and but very elegant piece

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    1. Thanks Sal, Theres still a fair bit left to do yet but its been a great experiance building it. Glad you like it :)

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  8. I am SO in love with this!!! See... this is why I don't meddle! I never would have imagined this, and yet, it can't be more perfect!!!! I also love the idea of a deer antler wand! Everything that you have described as "yet to come" for the piece sounds perfect too. I'm so excited!!!

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    1. Thanks Heather im happy you like it :) Once the wands are complete i think it will finish the piece off nicely.

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  9. Your work with the little details is fantastic.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  10. I think that's why they invented "OMG"! It is such a wonderful piece.

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  11. What a marvellous piece. You must have an amazing stash of stuff to draw on as you always seem to add yet another interesting detail.

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