Carving Hashemi Flowers Pattern

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I have just had the Hashemi Flowers pattern enlarged to the correct size. However looking at the next stage I am at a bit of a loss at exactly which shapes need to be laminated to double or triple thicknesses. I can’t see which sections to lift the pattern off to create the new bits.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) June 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Eric, Thank You. Here is a picture (map)
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What size is the brass mallet you use? What size do you recommend in ounces or grams? I am looking at a 13 ounce brass mallet on line. It’s hard to know when you can’t hold it or try it. I have wooden mallets I turned on the my lath. But would like to get a brass mallet to hold in my hand for more control. I have had a spinal injury and have difficulty standing for extended time and would hope that a brass mallet would allow me to carve while seated? Do you always carve while standing? And do think you could carve while seated?

Thank you,

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) October 23, 2018 at 10:46 pm

I use couple – one is pfeil Brass 450g (1 lb.) and 700g (1.54 pounds)— 90 percent of a time I use the smaller one.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) October 23, 2018 at 10:59 pm

can we start over carving the flower pattern? i checked it off by mistake.
james kueppers

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) October 10, 2020 at 12:20 am


Indeed, this is a beautiful project. What does the word “Hashemi” mean? Or… why did you chose that name for this project? — Thanks!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Great question.
Hashemi is the client’s last name. It is a royal and very ancient name from Asia and I decided to use it.

Ahhhhh, makes very good sense. Thanks!
…and I’m sure Mr. or Mrs. Hashemi is very pleased with the beautiful carving.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 21, 2021 at 7:03 pm

Yes. They are very happy.

Good Afternoon Master
Could you suggest a supplier for basswood large enough for this project. Or, if another student knows anywhere. I can only find small pieces.

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