DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING - And shop progress picture

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Project by wiz posted 05-16-2017 01:04 AM 3180 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first tree and bear carving that I have done since the second shop fire. I’ve got everything I need to make sawdust. The new shop is coming along. Waiting on the electrician and the siding. Then drywall, paint and set the shop up! I’ve included an update on the shop progress.

I call this carving “Dance like no one’s Watching ”. The carving depicts a steady old Fir Tree passing it’s time in woodland peace on the edge of this deep ravine. Boo and Betty Bear just love their home in the woods. These two love birds celebrate their lives together every moment of their lives. All they need to know is what to do next and to love their lives and the lives that they encounter together. There is a lot of detail in this carvings. I love the over all shape of this piece. I don’t see oval shapes very often. There is something special about it to me.

This piece measures 22” tall x 8 1/4” wide x 1 1/2” thick.

And I included a picture of my new Wizuki Beach Mobile. Now I have something to harvest some driftwood in!! Woohoo!!

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 01:10 AM

Awesome work as always. Glad you’re making progress.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 01:11 AM

damn wiz you may have lost 2 shops to fire but it sure didn’t burn out your amazing talent my friend,your work always trills me to see whats new.i cant wait for you to get back in that new shop and really start getting back to what you do so well,may it be a safe haven buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 01:12 AM

Wow. Simply amazing how you bring that wood to life.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 01:14 AM

Glad to see your back on your feet with a very fine project.

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 01:30 AM

Happy to see you back at it! Nice piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 01:53 AM

Beautiful work! Refreshing

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 02:18 AM

Awesome work! and a nice shop and shop vehicle also!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 02:37 AM

Amazing craftsmanship

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 05-16-2017 03:28 AM

Wiz, That is Magic, I love it.
So pleased to see that all is coming along steadily.
Great job Buddy.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 05-16-2017 05:22 AM

Glad to see that you are back. Great carving.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 05-16-2017 09:32 AM

Dancing bears! Very nice catch on second photo!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-16-2017 11:11 AM

WOW !!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 01:19 PM

Sweet! I’m the most impressed by the trees. How do you make the detail so fine on the branches? It looks super tiny and realistic!

-- Pete

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#14 posted 05-16-2017 01:25 PM

good to see you back ….incredible detail …very well done ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 05-16-2017 03:58 PM

That is one Beautiful carving! Extraordinary talent you have been gifted with. Glad to see you back keep up the good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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