"Webster" is a Wood Spirit Wood carving by Gary Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 09-23-2014 08:56 PM 1446 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Webster”, a very spirited Wood Spirit Elf Wizard. He is peaceful to be around but loves a good laugh. “Webster” is witty and uses his wit in his inventive story telling! He is a word smith that is welcome wherever he goes. He has the warmest heart and he is so full of Love and Gratitude. Quick to forgive, “Webster” is the most easy going Elf Wizard to have around. He is Loved by the entire Woodland Community. He is quite a character! He’s just fun to be around. He has a lot of detail for such a small guy. He is just a sweet piece.




He measures 8 1/4” tall x 4 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep.

This piece is flat on the back so he can can hang on the wall ! I have signed him Wiz on the back as well.

He is carved out of an old growth pine knot. A pine knot is what a branch does when it goes into the trunk of a pine tree. The tree dies, rots and falls over, and the trunk eventually rots away leaving the knot. Very few of these are good to carve as the sun bakes them and eventually the critters eat them. It is my favorite wood to carve faces and fish with.

This is a link to see “Webster” in my shop:

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 09:13 PM

What a good looking chap! Love the colors.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 09:19 PM

I see myself sitting by a nice campfire listening to his stories. Looks like he is a nice man.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 10:33 PM

well well well, i’ve been wondering where and when webster was going to show up, last time i saw him he was hanging around the wood pile telling some great stories, never though the work would get done, everyone there was getting a good belly laugh, but you could tell he wanted to share the limelight with his fellow friends..he sure has a warm presence about him and he speaks highly of you..i know he will be welcome wherever he on a quite day, listen for the humming…he loves a good tune.

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2014 11:09 PM

Grizzman, You da one!! That is so kool. I didn’t even know that you guys knew each other. So glad he has been hanging with a wonderful woodworker like yourself!!

Thanks so much you guys!!



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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Josh Carte

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 01:40 AM

Webster’s great, Wiz! Nice work, as always :)


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#6 posted 09-24-2014 03:45 AM

Webster is wonderful as usual Gary.
I wish we were not so far away.
Thank you for your great characters.


-- 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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#7 posted 09-24-2014 04:49 AM

A great Web star.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 05:23 AM

Great design and detail. Beautiful work as always.

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

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#9 posted 09-24-2014 08:37 AM

Is Webster perhaps an old (but not Ancient) Mariner.
Proudly wearing his Sou’Wester and eager to tell the tales
that lie beneath aforesaid head-wear.
Another great piece.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#10 posted 09-24-2014 12:33 PM

Those colors are fantastic.

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

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#11 posted 09-24-2014 03:37 PM

Wiz, this is another nice piece of work. I always love to see your projects.

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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#12 posted 09-25-2014 11:16 PM

One of your best! Or… maybe I should say, one of my favorites. Really like the way the coloring, expression and proportions turned out on this guy.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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