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 1278 days ago

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 1278 days ago

Very nice work!

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

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#3 posted 1278 days ago

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 1278 days ago

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 1278 days ago

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 1278 days ago

Flawless very spiritual thanks!

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#7 posted 1278 days ago

very very nice work


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#8 posted 1277 days ago

Beautiful carving and the photograph is also spectacular.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 1277 days ago

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? :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#10 posted 1277 days ago

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 1277 days ago

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

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#12 posted 1277 days ago

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 1265 days ago

looks very 3d :) good job!

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

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#14 posted 1253 days ago


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#15 posted 800 days ago

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

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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