LumberJocks

"Great Gator"

  • Advertise with us
Project by Patrick Burns posted 05-10-2016 03:24 PM 2285 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





19 comments so far

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

3242 posts in 1985 days


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

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

View Patrick Burns's profile

Patrick Burns

61 posts in 745 days


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

Thanks. it was a fun challenge.

-- Pat B

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

12281 posts in 2864 days


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

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7736 posts in 2003 days


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

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

3067 posts in 2279 days


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

Nothing but scary, an incredible job

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

6477 posts in 3143 days


#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

View htl's profile

htl

3838 posts in 1155 days


#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.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

View Fish22's profile

Fish22

83 posts in 3109 days


#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

View Patrick Burns's profile

Patrick Burns

61 posts in 745 days


#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

View leafherder's profile

leafherder

1413 posts in 1948 days


#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

View Colin's profile

Colin

173 posts in 1360 days


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

I want one!

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

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

3181 posts in 3017 days


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

Gotta love your work…or is it fun

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Patrick Burns's profile

Patrick Burns

61 posts in 745 days


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

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

-- Pat B

View Gregg M.'s profile

Gregg M.

202 posts in 1678 days


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

That is very cool.

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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

20476 posts in 3102 days


#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!!

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com