"Fizbin" the Elf Wizard a wood carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 05-07-2014 02:25 AM 2879 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Fizbin” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery and passes wonderful energy to all who are around him. “Fizbin” inspires the Elves to pitch in and they all have such a Wonderful time doing anything just because they are all together. He is truly inspired where ever he goes and takes advantage of every moment. He has great vision and knows just what each moment demands, to offer harmony and tranquility to all that understand. “Fizbin” is full of Acceptance. The energy he gets from Love and Gratitude guides his every move. He wants for nothing and is grateful for each breath, each experience presented in each moment wondering by. :)

He is carved out of a Pine Knot. It is what a branch does when it goes into the trunk of the tree. It goes to the center and terminates in a point. It is very solid and full of pitch. It isn’t an oozing pitch unless ya get it really hot and then the pitch will run. It is a great wood to carve! One of my favorites. :)



I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 11 3/8” tall x 8 1/4” wide x 2 3/4” deep. I love the over all shape of “Fizbin”. The majority of the knots I have are more straight on the sides.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 02:30 AM

Great work as always sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 02:48 AM

I agree, phenomenal.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 03:08 AM

WOW. that is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could do that. Great talent you have, Gary!! Keep ‘em coming!!..Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-07-2014 04:07 AM

Ditto what Jim said.

Lot’s of detail.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 04:16 AM

Pretty good!

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 04:47 AM

Nice work!

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#7 posted 05-07-2014 05:26 AM

Awesome detail

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#8 posted 05-07-2014 05:31 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 05-07-2014 06:32 AM

I agree with everything already said.
Fizbin is a wonderful work of art.
Congratulations Gary.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 05-07-2014 10:41 AM

Fantastic, as a carver in training I look at everyone carefully, nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 05-07-2014 11:55 AM

Very nice and very detailed.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#12 posted 05-07-2014 12:50 PM

Absolutely on the money!! You are the man that amazes every time you put the tool to the wood.
It cant get more realistic. He’s has the mood everyone should be in.

-- jerry

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#13 posted 05-07-2014 01:46 PM


-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#14 posted 05-07-2014 02:32 PM

That is an awesome carving! I took a tour of your sites you posted links to and have decided you must be a very happy person. All your carvings look happy! Was reading your bio and had to chuckle. I bought one of Figerhuts’ jigsaws back in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s and it was a great little jigsaw. I used it for years. Thanks for posting.

I drive through that part of the country about once a year. Is your shop open to visitors?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 05-07-2014 02:39 PM

Wiz, you do beautiful work.

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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