Wave #23 Wall Sculpture

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 05-02-2016 09:35 PM 1671 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wave #23 Wall Sculpture

Wave #23 is an abstract wooden wall sculpture that represents a mixture of calm and turbulent waters. Tools used to make the sculpture include table saw, jointer, planer, thickness sander, carving tool, hand chisel, sander and a CNC router The walnut is mounted in a maple frame and is offset from the back of the frame by about 1/2”. The finish is one coat of hand rubbed wax.

The overall size is 18” x 11” x2”.


-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 05-02-2016 11:42 PM

That is real nice Roger, like the way the waves has brought the grain to life. Have you had a look at Kerry Vespers site, he does very good wall hangings in wood? Great piece of art.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 05-03-2016 01:05 AM

Like the way it flows with the grain. Always looks good

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 05-03-2016 02:01 AM

Looks great Roger. An interesting take on what is a problem for some …..... You could of course have just sprayed water on some walnut veneer and let if bubble and warp all by its self, and then mounted it. I’ve loads like it in the garage that need flattening!!

-- Madburg WA

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Roger Gaborski

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#4 posted 05-03-2016 02:24 AM

Funny you should mention the warped veneer. When I posted the image that is exactly what I thought. Would have been a lot less work and sawdust.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#5 posted 05-03-2016 03:24 AM

Really cool piece! Funny thing is I don’t care for most abstract art but wood pieces like this blow me away. If you haven’t already check out Tree Wiz site. Love everything he does.

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#6 posted 05-03-2016 04:47 AM

Framing the sculpture adds another dimension of beauty.
Anyone would be proud to display that!
I guess you can tell that I like it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 05-03-2016 07:59 AM

Its beautiful work. love the flow.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-03-2016 08:18 AM

Awesome sculpture, it looks so alive, like real water.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-03-2016 12:02 PM

Very sharp

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#10 posted 05-03-2016 01:03 PM

That’s just way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 05-03-2016 02:37 PM

Hi Roger,
The only problem with this piece is that I can’t stop looking at it! It’s beautiful!
Regards. Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#12 posted 05-03-2016 11:45 PM

I love these sculptures, beautiful work Roger.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#13 posted 05-06-2016 03:40 AM

I would have never thought of that. That’s really cool!

What carving tool did you use?

-- Wood is awesome.

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#14 posted 05-13-2016 01:48 PM

Hi Roger I am amazed at your work. You do all of this on the CNC?

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