Praying for quiet.

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When I carved this piece, my ‘studio’ was a kitchen table situated not more than 10 feet from a large pool table, around which sat three young men (two of them my sons) who were starting up their software company. They had the pool table covered with computers and printers and cables and they talked all day and night about software – and nearly drove me crazy. I think this carving is just me – praying for some peace and quiet and my own space.

The carving is white pine, app 17” tall, finished with oil and wax.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 02:30 AM

i love your carvings! Really graceful, yet seductive in a way! the form is awesome! Thanks for sharing! any chance of doing a blog or how-to on some of your carvings? I would love to attempt something like this…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 02:31 AM

Very nice work!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 03:18 AM

Nice carving. How are you photographing it? The lighting is so nice it looks like a 3D render.

-- If my socks didn't have holes in them, how would I get them on?

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 03:27 AM

Cool as usual. Gonna have to put you down as a buddy to see all the carvings you come up with. Nice work and detail.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 05:49 AM

It is very nice. It looks very delicate.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 05:51 AM

Flawless very spiritual thanks!

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 08:25 AM

very very nice work

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 12:34 PM

Beautiful carving and the photograph is also spectacular.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 12:46 PM

Smells like softbox light :)

Your design is wonderful, I love it. It’s almost exactly what I’m thinking of for a nice but waaay smaller piece of spalted wood that I want to turn into a feminine statue. May I borrow a few ideas from this design of yours? :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 03:24 PM

Now that is just stunning. You really do good work. Fun too. Thanks for sharing.
But boy, are you skinny.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 01-21-2011 03:39 PM

@ Steve: boy with boobs? heh, not quite sure.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 01-21-2011 06:52 PM

Is this for sale? I’m interested!

-- She was only a rancher's daughter, but all of the horsemen knew her.

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#13 posted 02-03-2011 02:41 AM

looks very 3d :) good job!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#14 posted 02-14-2011 02:22 PM


-- Jiri

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#15 posted 05-13-2012 02:39 AM

NSFW!!! Just kidding! What a nice work of art! Wonderful!

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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