Cottonwood bark carving

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This is a cottonwood bark carving that I just completed. Most of the carvings that I do are western figures so I have to be pay attention to a lot of little details. With this type of carving you just need to see something in the bark and start carving. You can make things up as you go along.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 06:46 PM

oh my goodness. I love this!!!

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 06:47 PM

Mike, to say that you need to pay attention to the little details is somewhat of an understatement. The details in this carving are simply awesome. I greatly admire the skill and patience that it takes to produce a piece of this quality.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 07:59 PM


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 08:53 PM

very nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 10:25 AM

Beautiful – it appears rather whimsical.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 04:02 PM

Nice carving.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 02-06-2008 06:52 PM

Looks great!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 02-06-2008 08:56 PM

Very cool!

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 01:11 AM

Very nice carving. Great detail. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 09:44 PM

really cool house!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 11:45 PM

A great an whimsical carving so nice

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 03-13-2011 04:14 AM

it reminds me of the Led Zeppelin album with the old man walking up the steps with the lantern. You’re quite an artist.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 06:37 AM

Some fine work there ! I used to draw things that looked like that years ago. I couldn’t imagine carving something like that. How tall is it?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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