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I carved this maple leaf serving platter from a nice piece of walnut. It is finished with several coats of 100% pure tung oil that is FDA approved for food contact. The pattern for this leaf came from a photo that I transferred to the wood. It was carved with chisels, gouges, v-tools, and my trusty carving knife.

It measures 7 5/8 inches long, 8 1/4 inches wide, and 5/8 of an inch thick. The hollowed out portion is 7/16 of an inch deep.

Feel free to browse through the rest of my hand carved leaves here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChiseledForest?section_id=12097640

One winter a few years ago I was with a friend up in the hills in my area and we saw a local tree service cutting down some trees in a person's yard. We know the owner of the tree service, so I was able to save a walnut log from the burn pile they were putting all the wood into. I had to cut the log in half in order to split it in to smaller pieces because it was too long to split otherwise. After splitting the two shorter logs I worked the individual pieces down to rough boards and then dried them. After the boards dried sufficiently and had stopped "moving" I jointed and planed them so they were flat again and then I started carving!

The entire process of taking a log doomed for a burn pile and turning it in to pieces like this is a true joy and I hope that I can share some of that joy with you!

I include the cost of USPS Priority shipping within the United States in the price of my carvings. If you are outside the US and wish to make a purchase please contact me and I can adjust the listing to reflect international shipping.

Hand Carved, Black Walnut Wood, Maple Leaf Serving Platter


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Walnut Wood, Pure Tung Oil
  • Only ships within United States.
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