Peeking Duck

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Project by trifern posted 01-31-2010 04:23 PM 1900 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain walnut. It has been carved and sculpted. It measures approximately 14.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It is finished with various acrylics.

This piece represents yin yang by showcasing the following:


All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 04:31 PM

Very cute.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:49 PM

What a cool looking piece! I like it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 05:53 PM

Nice piece.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 06:19 PM

Joe: a great looking piece. Nice looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 06:40 PM

That is awesome. Your carving and that walnut is spectacular. I really like your dyed and natural pieces like this better than the textured ones. You just have that touch of bring out the inner beauty of the wood and it seems a shame to hide it, just mho.

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 07:20 PM

Joe. Great piece! The walnut grain is spectacular. Love the carving…and the color is very natural on the head. I was thinking that wings would make an interesting addition? All in all, I like the combination…another great addition to turned art.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 07:23 PM

Cool Joe, a new form

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 09:02 PM

How whimsical! I think the names Harold and Harriet come to mind. Harold is the one looking to the right, Harriet is batting her eye lashes gazing to the left.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 01-31-2010 11:31 PM

Branching out Joe. We had better duck for cover.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 12:14 AM

Very nice!

A beauty of a hatch, I hope he leaves the rest of the shell intact.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 12:47 AM


You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Very cool.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 02-01-2010 04:25 AM

Hilarious Joe, and cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 04:43 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. This was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to try something different for the contest.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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