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Project by wizzardofwood posted 1454 days ago 1544 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this piece was a small chunk of the famous Wye Oak from Maryland’s Eastern Shore
its historic value far exceeds its carved value but together …..a match made in heaven
the Idea of a beaver swimming just was too great to pass up and the slice of the wood just screamed Swimming Beaver
the piece is 100% hand carved and rubbed finished with a clear satin and hand rubbed sheen

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

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#1 posted 1454 days ago

The piece is incredible what a great idea for the use of the wood. You don’t get to use pieces of history like that to often.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 1454 days ago

Very cool wood and carving, and like you said being from that special Oak is what makes it an amazing prize.

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

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#3 posted 1454 days ago

Thats a nice dam beaver


-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#4 posted 1454 days ago

That’s one nice Beaver!! And a great way to display history!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#5 posted 1454 days ago

Ha Ha , fun stuff, cute and cool…..........

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1454 days ago

Great looking carving. I am not familiar with wye oak. What makes it famous?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 1454 days ago

Nice Carving.

-- RayCurtis

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#8 posted 1454 days ago

My wife and I have seen this tree several times when we were on our way for weekends in Ocean City, MD. We used to live in MD in suburb of Washington, D.C. The Wye Oak is a very majestic tree and we have pictures of it as well. You are lucky to have a piece of this tree. Do you have more pieces or did the commission only dole out a certain amount to certain people? This is the second carving I have seen from the Wye Oak. If they gave it to you I can see why! You did the wood proud. I am putting you on my buddy list cause I love your works and don’t want to miss any.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 1454 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1454 days ago

Very creative! Excellent concept!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 1454 days ago

Now that is pretty cool! Very nice work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 1453 days ago

Super cool and groovy carving. Love the uniqueness of it.
Well done

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#14 posted 1453 days ago

Awesome beaver.

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#15 posted 1452 days ago

thumbs up! Great carving, great idea, great honouring of he wood.

The cutest little guy, ever! Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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