woodspirit from lake erie

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Project by pat sherman posted 01-15-2010 05:08 PM 1364 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this woodspirit was done on cottonwood bark i found on a lake erie beach here in n.e. ohio

the bark is smooth from the water but still is very carveable.

Loren woodard is a carver i admire and this is based on his article in Carving magizine this month. his directions helped a lot in doing the eyes.

he does not have a name yet as you do not name a wood spirit until he finds a final home. then you name him and hang him in a good spot and he will protect your house from evil spirits.

enjoy . he is finished with wax.

-- pat,ohio...

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 05:20 PM

Interesting carving

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 06:12 PM

Nice job! I really like it. How big is it? Hugs…Danette

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 06:38 PM

Good job Pat, I have not tried carving these yet.
Thanks for posting

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 10:09 PM

Great job


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 10:51 PM

looks great

-- Mel, Utah,

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 01:27 AM

Another great carving Pat. Always admire your work.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 05:03 AM

thanks everyone. for looking.
dannie. it is 23. 5 in long and 3.5 in wide.

have done two more from the lake erie wood. will show them after i put a finish on them.

tx for the nice comments

-- pat,ohio...

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 06:06 AM

Wonderful piece!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 11:19 PM

great carving.
at least it should have had a bit less dirt in the bark after being in the lake. That is the one thing I hate when I do them is I always use my old chisels as it dulls them so fast until you get to the meat.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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