Kamakura Buddha

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Project by William Hodgins posted 01-27-2016 02:51 AM 903 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had come across oak pallets, and I thought the four by fours could be useful. So I disassembled the pallets and planned down the four by four material. I then glued enough material together, and began carving my wife’s Buddha. This Buddha is 22 inches across the knees, and 14 inches high. The final project outcome, took me a grand total of 40 hours. I found that the oak was difficult to work with and in the future, wouldn’t use it again.

-- Wills Sculptures

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 06:07 AM

I think this is a terrific project all the way through!

Very well done, and I also like the original design and the use of reclaimed wood!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 01:49 PM

What an amazing piece. You are very talented.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 06:33 PM

Very beautiful as are your other carvings.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 01-31-2016 03:51 PM

Good work. She deserves attention…...

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#6 posted 01-31-2016 04:03 PM

Will, this is beautifully done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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