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Project by BarbS posted 1533 days ago 1685 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In viewing other peoples’ carvings here, I managed to pull out some old photos of my own and scan them. These are 1) a catalpa stump given to my brother for his cabin, 2) a piece of driftwood carved for the entry to a newlywed’s home, and 3) the earliest pieces, when I was new to the tools and experimenting. All are eight or ten years old. The carving tools are now being dedicated to turning projects, though I have a request to carve “an elephant…any elephant.” Still thinking about that one!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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Abbott

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#1 posted 1533 days ago

Excellent, one of the best yet! Really nice Barbs.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1532 days ago

Hi BarbS;

Really nice work here.

Elephants are really tough to carve. It’s almost impossible to get them to hold still.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Abbott

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#3 posted 1532 days ago

LOL Lee :)

Beautiful work Barbs.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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BarbS

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#4 posted 1532 days ago

Thanks guys. I hadn’t considered that, Lee! I’ll search out some strong tie-downs first.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Jordan

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#5 posted 1532 days ago

Well golly gee Barbs – I didn’t even know you were a carver! So you’ve finally come out of the closet! I love the face on the stump!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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stefang

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#6 posted 1532 days ago

The wood spirit is my favoritel Barbs. I am especially impressed with the way you did the hair. I’ve never seen it so well done before.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 1532 days ago

Mornin’ Barb..great hair!! I’m no carver, so my opinion is worth what you are paying for it!!! The stump is just fantastic. (My computer acting up and I can’t get pics of other stuff)

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 1532 days ago

Very nice barbs, I’ll bet the spirit looks much better when you meet him face to face.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 1532 days ago

Very nice!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1532 days ago

wonderful!!
love that first one in particular .. SWEEEEEEET

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BarbS

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#11 posted 1532 days ago

Well, thanks everyone! I posted these because I was showing a local woodworker photos of some old work, and he commented that stump was his favorite picture of all of them. It just goes to show, the way others perceive our work is not necessarily how we see it! Glad you enjoyed it.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 1532 days ago

Beautifully done Barb. A great piece of work.

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

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janice

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#13 posted 1503 days ago

I missed this. It’s awesome! I have one too someone carved for me.

-- Janice

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1503 days ago

way way Cool super carving

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1503 days ago

way way Cool super carving

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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