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Project by Eli Adamit posted 05-24-2009 01:22 PM 3138 views 6 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

wild wood called Indian Sysam

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 01:37 PM

Awesome carving,,,,,,,Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#2 posted 05-24-2009 01:46 PM

Looks like someone that I once knew.. just kidding
Looks like the carving was inside the wood all along and you just released it.
And welcome to the nut house.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 02:10 PM

Thanks for your comments,
A lot of people recognized in him (it) as some one they knew. Once, when it was in an exhibition, a lady shouted to her husband to come fast, and asked him with a lot of excitement: “isn’t it my uncle Jacob?” and in another case a person hold his head with two hands and said surprisingly to his friend ” this is my father”. Actual, it is a typical west European person 50 years ago.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 02:24 PM

A true artist indeed.

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 02:45 PM

He does have an ‘Everyman’ quality. My mind creates a story for him that starts with his neck emerging from a too loose collar. And I am the only one in the world with that story. Thank you, Eli. Did you plan for the grain to crate a striped tie effect, or did you get lucky?

-- Knowledge Is Responsibility

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#6 posted 05-24-2009 03:10 PM

that just rocks sucks you right into it.great work show us more

-- jim nevada

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#7 posted 05-24-2009 03:14 PM

Stunning piece of art. Welcom to our site!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 04:04 PM

That is absolutely stunning. So nice to have you here.

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 04:10 PM

That is a fine carving, work of art. The grain of the wood worked perfect. Subject mater is just okay with me, but I’m more wildlife oriented, but you did a fantastic job on it! Really great! Welcome and thanks….................

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

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#10 posted 05-24-2009 05:54 PM

Very nice carving. Would have liked to see more pictures. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 05:56 PM

This is outstanding!!! I actually feel like I’m looking at a real person! the expression on his face is so lifelike .
And the wood you used is perfect for this piece.

Great Job!! And Welcome to LJs

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#12 posted 05-24-2009 06:07 PM

Absolutely great carving. Awesome job. What wood did you use for the carving and what finish did you use?

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

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#13 posted 05-24-2009 07:44 PM

WOW!!! Great job. Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 05-24-2009 08:01 PM

Hey Eli
That’s a great carving unbelievable. So nice with great expression on his face.Welcome to LJs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 05-24-2009 08:06 PM

nice work… welcome to lumberjocks .. looking forward to seeing more of your work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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