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Project by craigktx posted 09-04-2009 08:14 PM 1737 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this cactus is made of mesquite and a oak burl base.
it has 500 toothpick on it for needles.
it was a rather painful piece to make.

-- craig kuhn

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#1 posted 09-04-2009 08:16 PM

Now thats some toothpick holder. I like it.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 09-04-2009 08:18 PM

they wanted to use it as a cheese platter at the

-- craig kuhn

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#3 posted 09-04-2009 08:21 PM

Very compelling. Interesting and original, I like it! Great job….........

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

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#4 posted 09-04-2009 08:31 PM

First one I’ve seen. I like it.

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#5 posted 09-04-2009 08:32 PM

Very nice – one of the better abstract pieces.

I took a vacation to Mustang Island/Aransas Pass in 2004. Other than making the mistake of trying to take the ferry on July 4, I really enjoyed it. Might retire there, if I could ever afford it. Got my concrete shotgun house on stilts designed in my head already.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 09-04-2009 08:57 PM

I LOVE it! A very fun and beautiful piece. Has anyone tried to nest in it yet?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 09-04-2009 09:32 PM

You could have fooled mother nature!

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#8 posted 09-04-2009 10:03 PM

That’s amazing. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 09-04-2009 10:05 PM

the ferry to port A is always a problem Fri threw Monday,plus the housing price went out of site.
Rockport never had a housing crash but there are still reasonable canal front housing.
iam 8’ in the air, Ike pushed in a 5’ surge after landfall so we were an island for a few days.(no wind)
thanks for the nice comments.

the spiders have found a nice home in the toothpicks.
its a pain to clean as you can imagine.

-- craig kuhn

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#10 posted 09-05-2009 12:07 AM

I thought it was real!!

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#11 posted 09-05-2009 02:38 AM

At first, I couldn’t figure out why someone took a picture of a cactus. Very cool!

-- John @

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#12 posted 09-05-2009 09:03 AM

thats cool

-- hrvoje

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#13 posted 09-05-2009 11:47 AM

yep you got me too i thought why someone was posting a photo of cactus

I had to take a couple of looks to figure out that it was a sculpture

I have never seen one before and now i wish i had one

you have done a beautiful job on this

thanks for showing it and expanding my idea list


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#14 posted 09-05-2009 10:20 PM

I thought it should have been posted at GardenTenders … lol… great job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 09-06-2009 12:02 AM

I thought it was real too, great job

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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