The Elephant

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Project by Don K. posted 1831 days ago 1542 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Elephant I carved to go on top of a Grandfather clock I made…..I have made several trips to a country called Malawi Africa over the years and have taken 100’s of animal pics….while they may not be “Exact” copy’s of the photos…I do enjoy carving wild life. The tusk and eyes are just made of plastic that I carved.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#1 posted 1831 days ago

I love Malawi i used to sell curio’s from there and zim what is the wood that you used and have you tryed their soap stone


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#2 posted 1831 days ago

Very nice carving Don!

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

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#3 posted 1831 days ago

Beautiful carving….gorgeous wood, Don!

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

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#4 posted 1831 days ago

Really looks nice Don. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 1831 days ago

Excellent work. Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1831 days ago

another beauty … with just the right amount of detail … well done

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#7 posted 1831 days ago

Nice carving Don…..I have a lot of patience doing scroll work, but I would not patience for your project.Nice Job. Skydiveno1

-- Pat, Langhorne Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 1831 days ago

Thanks everyone…
Andy, I have a few soap stone trinkets I have brought back from over the far as the, I don’t have a clue. On one of my trips I was at a mans hut and he had a stack of fire wood sitting there and a few pieces had some neat grains to them. I asked if I could buy them…of course he said yes. One of the two became this…the other one became a fruit bowl that had some wild colors to it.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#9 posted 1831 days ago

Nice work, he looks like he is determined to do something. Wonder what?

-- "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 1831 days ago

Very nice pieces Don…both this and the rhino. You are an artiste!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#12 posted 1831 days ago

Great work, I was curious of the wood also, but see that you don’t have a clue. Kindof reminds me of walnut a little. I’ve been carving in granite stone lately, and posted some of it here on LJ’s, you should try it sometime if you want the ultimate challenge.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 1831 days ago

another nice one. Keep it up

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#14 posted 1831 days ago

You are holding out on us with your talent;)

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#15 posted 1831 days ago

that’s a beatiful carving!
a wonderful beast indeed!

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