A Pair of Hearts by Gary Burns the treewiz

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A customer wanted a picture of these two hearts hung like this. I really liked it and thought I would share it with you all. The wood is Quilted Big Leaf Maple dyed with Oxblood dye made by Fiebings.





-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 07-11-2014 08:47 PM

Outstanding! Truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 07-11-2014 08:59 PM

nice job,the colour of the wood is stunning!

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 09:05 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 07-11-2014 09:43 PM

you did a fantastic job here, i was wondering what wood you had used, i would not have guessed the maple, this turned out great….

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

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 10:18 PM

Really beautiful Gary.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 10:45 PM

Care to share your technique? I’d love to make one of these for my girlfriend.

I want to learn to do stuff like this but so far no one has been willing to let out the ‘trade secret’. Chisels? Which ones? Smoothing everything out? so it doesn’t look chiseled? There is a lot to learn, but I haven’t found the resources yet to start on my own.

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#7 posted 07-11-2014 11:02 PM

Fabulous finish to a couple of very nice pieces :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 11:24 PM

Thanks so much everyone! I sure appreciate it.

Scootles: I draw the heart on the wood and cut it out with a bosch hand held jig saw with a T244D blade. Then I rough it out with my Stihl electric chain saw. I have a carving bar on it. Then I use an angle grinder with the orange carbide wheel from Wood Carvers Supply. I take those marks off with a 50 grit resin disk on an angle grinder. I have a Rigid 3” x 21” and a Makita 1 1/8”x 21” belt sander that I use 120 grit with. Then I use a Porter Cable random orbit with 180 and then 220 grits. I use Fiebings leather dye for the color. I finish with Ace brand Premium Enamel and for a last coat I use Satin Deft, both in a spray can from my Ace Hardware store. I will spray some silicone spray on them just before I ship them and wipe it off good. This really gives them a slick feel.

And that’s it! :)



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 12:17 AM

Awesome design!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-12-2014 12:28 AM

Just beautiful!

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#11 posted 07-12-2014 12:48 AM

Outstanding, Gary!!

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

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#12 posted 07-12-2014 02:17 AM

“And that’s it!” ...... And the forty years of experience! Stunning stuff Wiz!
I just lost 10 minutes drooling over your etsy page.

-- Merrily, Merrily, is but a dream - Whale, Coffs Harbour, Australia

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#13 posted 07-12-2014 02:27 AM

Fun, whimsical and beautiful pieces! I didn’t realize how large they were until you had your hand in the photo on your etsy site. Very nice.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 07-12-2014 05:43 AM

Great line to those hearts, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 07-12-2014 09:17 AM

Outstanding design,amaizing colour!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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