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Project by MichaelA posted 1417 days ago 1670 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I-have-various-projects-started-but-never-finished-for-various-reasons.
So-I-bench-them-and-send-them-to-the-shelf.
Well-this-piece-of-cedar-was-so-hard-to-chisel-carve-because-of-changing-grain-patterns-and-alternating-hard-to-soft-grain.
Plus-the-added-age-of-60yr.old.So-got-out-the-jack-hammer,sledge,hammer-drill,and-decided-this-piece-of-wood-was-not-going-to-get-the-best-of-me.This-project-was-supposed-to-help-me-relax-and-it-turned-into-a-all-out-war.
Started-out-as-a-sculpture-(absract)I-do-them-to-relax-LOL.
Well-3/4-the-way-through-it-wouldnt-you-know-out-jumps-Davey-Jones.
If-Jones-is-half-as-tough-as-this-wood-was.I-dont-care-to-meet-him.
I-think-I-going-to-look-for-a-nice-soft-piece-of-concrete-to-carve-next.
ITS-THE-LOCKER-FOR-YOU-DAVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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DaleM

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#1 posted 1417 days ago

It looks like you won the war, because it turned out great. I can see all the knots and different grain directions, so I’m sure you’re not exaggerating one bit on the toughness.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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blacknail

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#2 posted 1417 days ago

Wow!...I mean, WOW!!!

I seen an indian emerging from a tree. Incredibly scary talent you have there. Gonna have to “buddy” you just to follow along and hopefully find some courage to some day chase your talent. Man oh man…I am impressed!

-- Darrell B.

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Dedvw

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#3 posted 1417 days ago

Those eyes are incredible!

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 1417 days ago

Fantastic how you let the wood speak out.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1416 days ago

I have to agree with dedvw- the eyes on this piece are marvelous.

-- 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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MichaelA

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#6 posted 1416 days ago

Thank-you-all.Its-very-hard-to-do-abstract-sculpture-because-there-just-so-many-distractions-hiding-in-the-wood.Just-waiting-to-emerge.
When-you-look-at-different-woods-you-just-see-faces-staring-at-you.
Maybe-Iam-loosing-it.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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tomakazi

645 posts in 1914 days


#7 posted 1416 days ago

Very cool, I’ve never seen anything like it!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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Jiri Parkman

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#8 posted 1416 days ago

It’s pleasure to watch this sculpture. Thanks for posting.

-- Jiri

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Bradford

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#9 posted 1416 days ago

When you lost it on this piece, apparently you went so far as to come full circle back to center, then made a masterpiece.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 1345 days ago

I just looked at this again this morning , and had to add that it reminds me of Davey Jones locker- I think Johnny Depp and pirates of the Carribbean movie- comes to mind for some reason?

-- 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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MichaelA

771 posts in 1520 days


#11 posted 1344 days ago

Rivergirl thats why I said its the “LOCKER FOR YOU DAVEY”. You must of forgotten your coffee this morning.
Thanks Rivergirl!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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learnin2do

866 posts in 1483 days


#12 posted 1165 days ago

she takes a couple of cups! That is really an amazing piece. It does not show any fight! You tamed that wood!

-- christine

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