Braided Beard

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 02-15-2009 07:26 AM 2869 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Braided Beard. He is a Transitional Green Man and is carved out of maple. He is transitioning from a green man to a real man. The design is from a carving book that I have. I thought he was pretty cool and looked somewhat challenging. There is no finish on him right now. He is for sale so the buyer can either pay me to put a finish or they can do what is needed to suit them. This carving took around 12 hours to complete. I cut the shape out with a jig saw and a scroll saw. The tools I used are straight chisels, gouges, and a V chisel by 2 Cherries. Any and all comments are welcome positive or negative. The pictures were taken by me over an artists pad. The carving is ~4” X 9” X 3/4”.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 07:36 AM

Hi Keith;

Very Very COOL!

Nice work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 08:06 AM

You bring out a real personality in this, great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 08:48 AM

Very serious face on an excellent carving.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-15-2009 12:26 PM

Great job Keith, looks fantastic

-- scmichael

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 01:28 PM

Good one, Keith.
I wouldn’t want to cross him out in the forest. I’ve cut up plenty of his cousins and he doesn’t appear to be pleased.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 02-15-2009 01:54 PM


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#7 posted 02-15-2009 03:22 PM

nice piece.

-- F.Little

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#8 posted 02-15-2009 04:33 PM

Another great carving Keith. I would love to try something like that but not sure I would have the patience.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 02-15-2009 04:59 PM

oooooh wow.. I wonder what he is trying to tell us….. wow.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 02-15-2009 05:44 PM

Fantastic job Keith, very nice carving!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 02-15-2009 08:27 PM

pretty darn good. maple is hard to carve in. without power.

i like him

-- pat,ohio...

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#12 posted 02-15-2009 10:13 PM

Would like to see what you would do when your not depressed, Very cool.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 02-15-2009 10:18 PM

Thanks guys. Jack, I’d probably leave the house and not make anything. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 02-15-2009 10:41 PM

Looks great, My first thought was David Allen Cole. Great carving.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 02-15-2009 10:49 PM

Nice. You must have the patience of the Pope. Totally awesome.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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