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Project by EGA posted 2394 days ago 2390 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this piece of bay I had picked up in the swamps after a logging operation. I started her and she finished. If faults are detected, then it’s her’s.

No electric tools of any type used, only the small gouge, and my old pocket kiinfe. Original, camer out of my head and. I tell people who ask about carving. “If you can see all the things that’s inside a particular piece of woo, pick one and cut all the mess off that dosen’t look like it”. Semper Fi!

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2394 days ago

the first pix is great and the next are small.
Is she chiseling out her own image? Awesome—and then blame the faults on her. Ha. good plan!!!

Pretty impressive EGA..

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

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rpmurphy509

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#2 posted 2394 days ago

Very interesting piece. Carving has always eluded me, couldn’t do it to save my life.

-- Still learning everything

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2394 days ago

I love it! Reminds me of Norman Rockwell’s portrait of himself painting his own portrait.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jiri Parkman

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#4 posted 2394 days ago

Interesting.

-- Jiri

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EGA

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#5 posted 2394 days ago

thanks for the comments, and miss Deb a favorite quote of mine is “Never assume the blame for anything that ya can blame on someone else, in this case it her! I did edit and put some different pictures up, yes she’s supposed to be carving herself out with a maul and chisel. All I had to do is get-er-started. Semper Fi.

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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gbvinc

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#6 posted 2394 days ago

Clever!

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2394 days ago

oh that’s better!!
even more “cool” than the first time I looked :D

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

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2394 days ago

Wow, I admire people who can carve.

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Popintraining

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#9 posted 2394 days ago

What a cool piece, does she have any sisters?

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down http://georgiacustom.com

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TreeBones

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#10 posted 2394 days ago

Wish I could see things like that when I pick up wood. Real artistry.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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relic

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#11 posted 2394 days ago

Beautiful piece, would love to try carving some day.

-- Andy Stark

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#12 posted 2394 days ago

EGA you have created a “fox”. Maybe that’s why I can’t carve – I look at a piece of wood and see wood – I have heard many carvers say that they look at a piece of wood and see an eagle, or a woman, or whatever. Guess I’m carver blind :-)). Good work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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EGA

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#13 posted 2393 days ago

Thanks all. it’s a good feeling someone get’s when compliments are made. Compare it to raising kids, every once in a while an “atta boy/girl” is needed to make up for all of the ah s009rujvm,fuir8s!!!!! Working on a cane, seen a huckleberry growing out the side of a ditch bank. The root was sticking straight out of the bank with the bush turning straight up. Dug the root out, cut it off and immediately seen an alligator in it. The body will be the handle. Semper Fi!

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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Sawdust2

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#14 posted 2393 days ago

From those shrinking pictures her name must be Violet

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Bradford

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#15 posted 2393 days ago

Can you please post more pics of “the self carving” woman. i showed this to my wife and her jaw dropped. I feel like I learned a great lesson from a wood masters philosophy today. I will find my piece, to find my peace. Thanks.

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

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