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"Great Gator"

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Project by Patrick Burns posted 05-10-2016 03:24 PM 2061 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this piece little over three years ago, it was a 18ft oak tree a local business owner wanted carved into a gator. It doubles as a fountain, the barrel in its mouth spews water. It was a miracle we were able to move it, it was so heavy, but we did.

-- Pat B





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 03:57 PM

This has to be one of my favorite projects….nice job

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Patrick Burns

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 04:01 PM

Thanks. it was a fun challenge.

-- Pat B

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 06:07 PM

It’s incredible and so colosal project. This barrel is a nice detail.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 10:30 PM

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 11:29 PM

Nothing but scary, an incredible job

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 11:38 PM

That’s a great looking gator! Probably hasn’t been one that big since Prehistoric times!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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htl

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 11:52 PM

Sure is one crazy but neat project, sure would love to see it from some other angles. please.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Fish22

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 11:59 PM

That is really cool. To bad you didn’t video it, I know I would have liked to watch that one.

-- Bryan, South River, NJ

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Patrick Burns

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#9 posted 05-11-2016 12:20 AM

I’ll try to get a video of it, unless you mean while I carved it. But it’s at a local bar in my area. Be nice to see it again. Ha

-- Pat B

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leafherder

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#10 posted 05-11-2016 02:20 AM

Great Job!. Reminds me of one I helped make when I was in high school – working at a summer camp for kids – of course ours was Plaster of Paris – we won first place (a tub of ice cream). Thanks for bringing back happy memories.

-- Leafherder

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Colin

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 09:02 AM

I want one!

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#12 posted 05-11-2016 09:55 AM

Gotta love your work…or is it fun

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Patrick Burns

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#13 posted 05-11-2016 11:25 AM

Thank you all. I love it because it’s fun, or something like that.

-- Pat B

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#14 posted 05-11-2016 11:44 AM

That is very cool.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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#15 posted 05-11-2016 12:31 PM

Outta sight!!!!!!!!!!! That is a great piece of carving. You sure have the talent for it. Glad you joined Lumberjocks!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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