Lizard Cane ---burning completed

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 819 days ago 1109 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the burning completed this morning. Lots of little scales! They are easy to do, but it is important that they be going the right direction and I change sizes in different areas to indicate more flexibility or bends. I sprayed it with water to judge how it will look with a finish.. pear really is an attractive wood! I won’t be able to work on it for several days, so I should have plenty of time to decide whether to paint it or not. My original plan was to paint, primarily because I know that I can do a good paint job on it, making it look real. But part of that is also to cover the areas that I patched, filling in a couple of insect holes. I am not sure I can make those look like the natural wood…I know I can cover them with gesso and paint! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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Rob W

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#1 posted 819 days ago

Very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 819 days ago

Can I be the first to say WOW! That looks awsome, I thought it was real!! I like the clear coat rather than paint, because the wood looks like the right color already. Just my two cents.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 819 days ago

outstanding, it looks so real it’s hard to believe you carved and burned it Mike.
Another masterful carving job.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 819 days ago

wow mike, that looks so real, i kept looking at it and wondering, if you laid one on the stick, that is crazy good…i wonder if you can do a grizz bear on one…...ever have an interest in that…your really good…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 819 days ago

Fabulous work I held a bearded dragon lizard (very well camouflaged )today with a big fat tummy .It belongs to my friend who owns the local picture framing gallery. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 819 days ago

Outstanding work Mike. I love it.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 819 days ago

Sure looks like he’s ready to walk right off that cane. Super awesome, Mike

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 819 days ago

Mike, that is a stunning piece of work there. The quality of the build really makes the lizard look like a passenger, rather than a piece of the work.

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#9 posted 819 days ago

I showed this to my wife and she said you were lucky he stayed on the stick so you could get a nice picture! I told her to scroll down and she was shocked to see that it was a carving! Way to go!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 818 days ago

Just amazing. Period.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#11 posted 818 days ago

That is just incredilble and so realistic. GREAT work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 818 days ago

Wow, Mike, that’s amazing work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 817 days ago

Fantastic carving Mike, it looks so real you expect it to walk away at any moment.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 817 days ago

Wow that’s great, like Mark said it looks real. Amazing work Mike.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 817 days ago

Magnificent detail! That’s going to be a real eye-catcher for someone. Great job!


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