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New Miniature Anatomical Sculptures and Jewelry Carved From Pearls by Shinji Nakaba (8 pics)

Shinji Nakaba ( previously ) is a master of carving carefully into miniature objects, creating skulls and other anatomical forms from pearls no larger than the end of a finger tip. Nakaba considers these works “wearable sculptures,” as each pearl takes the form of a ring, necklace, or pin. Although he uses precious metals and stones for his high-end jewelry, he is not against mixing in more common materials..

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New Miniature Anatomical Sculptures and Jewelry Carved From Pearls by Shinji Nakaba (8 pics)

A Miniature Landscape of Elephants Carved From the Tip of a Pencil by Cindy Chinn (8 pics)

Artist Cindy Chinn  ( previously ) recently created a commissioned work for the California-based  Epiphany Elephant Museum , a miniature graphite carving of a family of elephants. The piece, titled ” Elephant Walk ,” features the animals on the tip of a carpenter’s pencil alongside trees that are dotted to imitate foliage. To accurately carve the minuscule materials, Chinn utilizes a magnifying lamp and trinocular microscope.)

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A Miniature Landscape of Elephants Carved From the Tip of a Pencil by Cindy Chinn (8 pics)

Whittled Vittles: Realistic Foods Carved from Wood by Seiji Kawasaki (11 pics)

Working with tiny pieces of wood, wood sculptor Seiji Kawasaki carves realistic foods that look almost good enough to eat—depending on your taste. From chocolate bars that emerge from jagged pieces of wood to peppers and dried minnows that double as chopstick holders, the artist can create any edible item from a block of wood in just a few hours. Kawasaki has exhibited work in a number of galleries around Japan, and you can see more of his work in this Facebook gallery ..

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Whittled Vittles: Realistic Foods Carved from Wood by Seiji Kawasaki (11 pics)

An Antique Piano Cut in Half, Connected Only by a Wishbone (8 pics)

We’ve long marveled at artist Maskull Lasserre 's masterful ability to carve anatomical details into everyday objects . One of his recent sculptures, titled Improbable Worlds , is no exception. For this piece the Canadian artist split an old upright piano in two, slicing through every last component leaving only a single point of connection: a tiny wishbone carved from the wooden piano back..

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An Antique Piano Cut in Half, Connected Only by a Wishbone (8 pics)

A Tree of 511 Interconnected Pliers Carved from a Single Block of Wood by Ernest Warther (3 pics)

Photo by Paul & Margery Zeller Photo by Paul & Margery Zeller Photo by SneakinDeacon As the story goes, Ernest “Mooney” Warther was a boy growing up in Ohio when he encountered a man who taught him how to carve a pair of working pliers from a single piece of wood—using just 10 cuts. Whether it was that single epiphany, or the machinations of his incredibly inquisitive mind, Warther would quickly become one of this most notable wood carvers in America. Warther’s most significant carving before he changed his focus almost exclusively to locomotives , was a tree created from 511 interconnected pliers using the same technique he learned as a child.)

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A Tree of 511 Interconnected Pliers Carved from a Single Block of Wood by Ernest Warther (3 pics)

A Carved Graphite Train on Tracks Emerges from Inside a Carpenter’s Pencil (5 pics)

All photos courtesy Cindy Chinn We’ve seen a number of artists working with pencil leads over the last few years, where the narrow dimensions of graphite are carved into minuscule objects. This recent piece by Nebraska-based artist Cindy Chinn is particularly ingenious, an entire carpenter’s pencil is turned into a tiny train, trestle, and bridge . “This piece was designed using straight lead pieces for the rails, with the tiny carved train placed and securely glued on top of the rails,” Chinn shares. “The train engine is only 3/16? of an inch tall. The pencil is 5-5/8? long and mounted in a wood shadowbox frame as shown in the photos.” You can see more of Chinn’s pencil carving work on her website and on Etsy . See more pencil carving fun from Salavat Fidai , Diem Chau , and Dalton Ghetti . (via Laughing Squid )

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A Carved Graphite Train on Tracks Emerges from Inside a Carpenter’s Pencil (5 pics)