I introduce "Rooty" the Elf Wizard carved by gary burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 08-24-2014 12:09 AM 1573 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Rooty” the Elf Wizard. He’s a very funny Elf Wizard. He is always cheery and passes wonderful energy to all who are around him. “Rooty” has quite a sense of humor and enjoys adding little quips to keep things light. He is encouraging to all who cross his path and he is one of the kindest of all the Elf Wizards. 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.





I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 12” tall x 3 1/4” wide x 2 1/4” deep.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 12:43 AM

Very nice elf, Gary!!...................Jim

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

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#2 posted 08-24-2014 12:44 AM

now rooty, he is a real joker….he can tell elf jokes all day…and i just laughed and laughed…he really has a dream of playing santa in this coming christmas program on tv, ya never know…he does have the look…he said he was pretty happy with the whole elf gang you have there…he said they all got along and liked to sing ole elf songs….i enjoyed it.

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

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 12:56 AM

Real emotion. Beautiful work.

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

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#4 posted 08-24-2014 01:01 AM

Gary, he is wonderful. I love him.


-- 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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#5 posted 08-24-2014 02:47 AM

awesome job! i recently just started getting into carving wood spirits. I am curious how do you finish your carvings?

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#6 posted 08-24-2014 07:12 AM

Wiz -I always find it a pleasure to see the happy faces that you create. Another job well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 08:14 AM

That happy look goes a long way.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 08-24-2014 11:09 AM

“Rooty” is also special piece of work with great detail and captured expression; “Rooty” and “Perwin” must be very close friends.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 08-24-2014 12:25 PM

I wiz I could make such beautiful guys.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#10 posted 08-24-2014 01:14 PM

Top notch man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 08-24-2014 03:06 PM

Grizzman- I love it!! It’s like you and Rooty are the best of friends and have known each other for years. Thank you so much for your insights!! :)

Michael- I use a “Sand-0-flex” with 120 grit to sand them when I am done carving. This creates a very smooth look that sets up the lacquer finish. I flood the face with lacquer first, let it set just a few seconds and then blow the excess lacquer off. Then immediately brush the face with a narrow, stiff tile grout brush, working the lacquer in and distributing the excess evenly. Then I coat the entire piece with lacquer, Satin Deft, drying it with a hair dryer between coats. This way I can apply 6-8 coats on the dry areas and be done with the finish in 5 minutes or so.

And Poof, he is done!

Thank you so much everyone!! I sure appreciate your kind words!! :)



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#12 posted 08-24-2014 03:22 PM

You do beautiful work, Wiz.

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 08-24-2014 04:24 PM

I especially like this fella’, Wiz :) Nice work!


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#14 posted 08-25-2014 04:03 AM

I admire most that they all look so alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 08-30-2014 08:14 PM

He will bring joy no matter where he is.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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