Figure Carving

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This figure is carved in Australian Blackwood. (I think the wood name refers to the colour of the standing tree rather than the wood itself). She measures 15” x 6” x 6” .
I found the wood quite ‘splitty’ to work with. I am pleased with her overall shape, but its another one of those unfinished projects I’m afraid… Must make the time!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Finishing projects are overrated. Most of my projects are 50% to 95% complete. I get sidetracked easily.

Beautiful work.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

I like the smooth flowing look.

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

very nice, the lines draw the eye around the entire piece.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

Love it as is.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

it looks real, almost like you spray painted it on someone.
Very nice work.

-- Vince

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

This is talent my friend

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#7 posted 1270 days ago

GREAT job! Beautiful form. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 1270 days ago


-- Jason, St. Louis,

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#9 posted 1270 days ago

The form is perfect. I agree that the grain really move the eye around. Nice job!

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Very nice work. I envy your skills. I tried carving in the past but have found my ‘nitch’ in INTARSIA.

-- Jack Labor - Elmwood Intarsia - Artistry In Wood

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

Beautiful work. Finish it? I say it’s perfect just like it is.

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

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

Great work, finished??? cuz its awesome as it is,

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

I would call it “finished”. Beautiful.

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

Andrew, I’ve done a little carving in the past and that is a lot more “finished” than anything I ever did.

Just beautiful!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

Andrew all I can say is she is absolutely beautiful. This piece really talks to you.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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