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Project by wizzardofwood posted 1465 days ago 3459 views 11 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a piece of wood that was intended for a friends boat ,ended in trash and a experiment in replication and 100’s of hrs of sanding it was by far the most time intense piece i’ve ever created, inspired by a pond of Koy splashing over one another at feeding time. it just floored me to see the frenzy and motion of this group as they moved in a uniform body to feed
It was hand carved and sanded no power tools were used and the darker areas were burnt with a micro torch to give a shaded look and shadow hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#1 posted 1465 days ago

Just got home from fishing..didn’t see as many fish as you carved!! very nice

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

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#2 posted 1465 days ago

Amazing piece of ART!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 1465 days ago

Astonishing carving.
Most excellent work.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 1465 days ago

What a beautiful piece of art, what kind of wood is it made from? and what is the finish?

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#5 posted 1465 days ago

the wood was a piece of decking teak it cracked and couldnt be used as finish wood for the interior but it made great fish

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#6 posted 1465 days ago

finished in satin stain (clear) dark areas are burnt with a micro torch to get better control

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#7 posted 1465 days ago

A wonderful piece of art! This is as good as anything I have ever seen in my 69 years. You are quite a craftsman and artist!


-- Always remember half of the people in this country are below average.

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#8 posted 1465 days ago

thank you for the vote of confidence….......i’m loving my job as a sculptor/carver and trying to make my ancestors proud …..
plus im doing a book for beginners
using my triangle method for carving

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#9 posted 1465 days ago

Neat! They look great. Very well done.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 1465 days ago

Awesome amazing detail

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

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#11 posted 1465 days ago

Unbelievable. What a great piece of trashed wood!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 1465 days ago

Fantastic job

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 1465 days ago

A very creative piece of unique art.

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

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#14 posted 1465 days ago

Lots of work….great looking and inspiring.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#15 posted 1465 days ago


Go down and work in the shop for a while and when I check back to LJ’s, I’m overwhelmed and thrilled to see a new fantastic project from a master carver.

I’m 61 and that has to be one of the top ten I’ve ever seen and I pay attention.

Really a joy to see your craft. Thanks for sharing and welcome…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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