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Project by learnin2do posted 04-01-2011 05:49 AM 1667 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

for my mama!! -’cause i am the light of her life!!-ha ha! -no, really, because she has always shown me there is light in the darkness.
it just was there in the cherry when i went to mess with it because it was raining and i could not get out with the chainsaw to get more pieces for another project….and so i thought i would free it on time to give it to my mom because it reminded me of her. The branch abscess in the belly made a perfect spot to make it useful as a nightlight!
We think the base is box elder or ash -it was winter.

-- christine





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 06:16 AM

Very artistic.
Nice job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 07:05 AM

odd… yet, very unique and very artistic!

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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tdv

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 09:53 AM

Wood is amazing stuff I think this piece is inspired Christine, although I have one concern about heat from the bulb so close to wood?? it’s lovely, it looks like Mother Earth pouring out life into a stream. Happy Mothers day to all Mothers everywhere. I miss mine.
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 10:08 AM

Beautiful piece Christine.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 01:05 PM

Leonard Cohen sings, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Seems to fit this carving just perfectly. Was it not for Mother’s Day, this piece could also be seen as a poignant expression of abortion or miscarriage. I like Trevor’s interpretation of Mother Earth pouring forth life.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 03:52 PM

Great way of letting the wood speak to you, you really are able to listen and let wood show itself off.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 04-01-2011 04:41 PM

Wow! very cool!

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learnin2do

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#8 posted 04-01-2011 05:08 PM

-yeah, i was worried about that too, tdv… I think it needs the lowest wattage definitely
I kept the piece that fell out between the left shoulder and belly, but decided not to gle it back because i thought it may help with venting the heat.

-- christine

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 05:30 PM

Awesome work Christine. Another great project. I’m sure your mother will love it. Another reminder of how you light up her world.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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Paul

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#10 posted 04-01-2011 06:16 PM

I think if you would use a small LED light you would be safe, they don’t generate much heat at all.
Very unique and interesting carving. Wish I had some talent.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 04-01-2011 09:53 PM

How does a girl from Nashville come up with such abstract art? Your talent is growing and growing my friend!

-- 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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learnin2do

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#12 posted 04-01-2011 11:37 PM

Dang! Kelly!! MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS -ELVIS & all! -This place is just as foreign to you as your area is to me, isn’t it!
-At least i finally convinced you that i am not in Texas!
-and, no, my talent doesn’t grow; i just buy more tools and learn how to use them more effectively. It is summer again, and soon i will probably be back to nice, big, unrefined, clunky, 120 grit on the grinder-projects!

-- christine

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 12:17 AM

I am such a stooge! Why can’t I remember Memphis? We talk all the time and I still get it mixed up LOLOL And YES YOUR TALENT IS GROWING! It’s okay to accept a compliment Christine, we won’t think less of you. ;) And BTW what new tool did you get that enables you to carve the human body??? Duh!

-- 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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#14 posted 04-02-2011 12:39 AM

very artistic i love it

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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#15 posted 04-04-2011 09:06 PM

Nice work,Bravo.

-- Nikola Stajic

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