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Project by craigktx posted 1625 days ago 1736 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is live oak with a buffed finish and it’s on a temp. base.
35”x9” with a 16” curve.
It was carved green last summer and allowed to season over the winter.

-- craig kuhn





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1625 days ago

Cool looking sculpture! Can we have more details on what you used to carve on this piece? I like it!

Erwin

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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craigktx

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#2 posted 1625 days ago

I used a Arbortech Pro, it does a great job on green hardwood.
I all so use a 40 grit 7” disk on the mini grinder (12k), tho not recommend cause these disk are 6k rpm,
their the red ones at the hardware store, they are used to clean metal put they eat wood.

-- craig kuhn

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mmh

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#3 posted 1625 days ago

I really like how you managed to make this flutter in the wind. It has a lot of movement and the simplicity of the natural wood is beautiful.

-- "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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deon

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#4 posted 1625 days ago

Nice sculpture. Very “modern”

-- Dreaming patterns

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rmoore44

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#5 posted 1625 days ago

Nice sculpture

-- --RoB, Florida

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#6 posted 1624 days ago

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1615 days ago

Unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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learnin2do

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#8 posted 1442 days ago

-love it

-- christine

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 1442 days ago

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I like that. Now where should we put it? I want to TOUCH it. :) It is quite amazing that it didn’t suffer a catastophic split since it was carved green. Did you douse in in olive oil or what did you do to prevent the checking?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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craigktx

46 posts in 1977 days


#10 posted 1442 days ago

That reminds me I need to look at it again. I haven’t had a lot of problem with Live oak since I follow the nature curves.
It does need another buffing and a new home.

-- craig kuhn

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