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Project by craigktx posted 03-19-2010 06:11 AM 1759 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 03-19-2010 06:15 AM

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 03-19-2010 06:24 AM

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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#3 posted 03-19-2010 06:55 AM

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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#4 posted 03-19-2010 07:56 AM

Nice sculpture. Very “modern”

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 03-20-2010 01:23 AM

Nice sculpture

-- --RoB, Florida

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#6 posted 03-20-2010 08:30 PM

Sweet

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

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 04:01 PM

Unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-18-2010 05:38 PM

-love it

-- christine

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#9 posted 09-18-2010 07:21 PM

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

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#10 posted 09-18-2010 10:25 PM

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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