New Carved Sculptures

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Project by scott shangraw posted 04-30-2011 11:58 PM 2247 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are our newst carved sculpture pieces, with the exception of “Twister”. Twister and Lilly of the Valley were posted earlier, but we finally were able to get professional photos done of it. It’s such a magnificent sculpture and these photos are much better than mine. The other pieces are as follows:

“Astaire”-Named after Fred Astaire because it looks like it’s dancing. Made from Alligator Juniper with turquoise inlay, Scott carved flowing waves and bends and feet.

“Wormy”-Made from mesquite this beauty was just loaded with worm holes, thus its name. Folds, waves and bends were carved and the bottom was narrowed down to a point where it sits on an ebonized walnut base. This was our favorite out of the lot and now resides at a dear friends home.

“Bullet Proof”-Made from Alligator Juniper Burl-The name says it all. This piece was riddled with bullets, making the carving process quite hard and doing a number on the chainsaw and grinders. It has a vase shape and sits on an ebonized walnut base. One bullet was left in the piece and another glued onto the base. Turquoise was inlayed into the natural cracks.

“Pretty In Pink”-A beautiful wall piece made from Box Elder Burl that was loaded with pink. It has graceful waves to show off the burl and left as natural as possible to not take away from its beauty.

“Lilly of the Valley”-Made from Alligator Juniper this piece is a past posting, but we finally got professional photos of it.

To see more information on these and other carved vessels, please visit our Blog

More info on Twister

More info on Lilly of the Valley

Mesquite vases

Canyon vessel

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 12:31 AM

hey Scott these are beautiful and look very labor intensive. you are a lucky man to have such skill and vision.
this one is my favorite.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 01:22 AM

Hi, Scott,

It looks like you have been very busy. Beautiful Sculptures. Keep up the great workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 01:28 AM

Sweet! Like em all!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 05-01-2011 01:38 AM

all are incredible! very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-01-2011 02:47 AM

These are all magnificent! Great vision and craftsmanship went into them.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 05-01-2011 03:21 AM

Just outstanding!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 05-01-2011 03:31 AM

Wonderful creativity. Very nice pieces.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 05-01-2011 03:55 AM

your work rocks keep it up

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#9 posted 05-01-2011 05:21 AM

Stop it. You’re making us look bad. LOL. Great stuff as usual. I have been a fan for sometime now. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more. Beautiful work as always.

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

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#10 posted 05-01-2011 02:57 PM

Scott, you do wonderful work and these are all very beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 05-01-2011 04:16 PM

Beautiful pieces, Scott. They are so thin and elegant. Wonderful designs.


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#12 posted 05-01-2011 04:35 PM


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#13 posted 05-01-2011 06:56 PM

Scott, you continue to amaze. How you get the curves, swirls, thin walls, and overall beauty of form is something to aspire to. In fact, you’ve inspired me to try something similar down the road. Thanks again for sharing.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#14 posted 05-01-2011 08:17 PM

Wow! That is a super amazing work! The turquoise on wood color is so appealing!..

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#15 posted 05-02-2011 10:21 AM

Beautiful. I like the turquoise inlay.

-- Jiri

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