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Old Wizard carved from Alaskan cottonwood bark

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Project by snoman1973 posted 07-08-2016 06:12 PM 819 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second attempt at carving. ( the first is the tiny guy in the first picture) I love cottonwood bark for how soft and easy to carve it is, but it also separates in layers very easily if you’re not careful. Eh, live and learn right? I used spray on high gloss lacquer for the finish but should have gone with a satin or matte finish as this looks too shiny to me. :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P





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#1 posted 07-08-2016 06:39 PM

Very Nicely done, and it looks like your desire to let your “inner artist out to play” is working for you.
The cottonwood bark is quite fibrous, as you mentioned, but this piece shows that you have the patience, delicate touch, and sharp tools to produce a good result.
The mounting is also a nice touch.
Looking forward to see your next Wizard. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-09-2016 02:28 AM

I’ll have a a dragon’s head ready before my next wizard :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 06:45 AM

Sounds great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 07-09-2016 12:42 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#5 posted 07-09-2016 06:42 PM

You call it “Old” I call it ageless. You call it a “Wizard” I call it the spirit inside the tree that you set free. You call it an “attempt at carving” I call it a work of art. As the immortal Bard wrote – “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. It is only a matter of words.

And a dragon is next? Cool! Can’t wait to see it!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 07-10-2016 09:56 PM

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