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Project by jeffro posted 06-27-2011 04:56 PM 2564 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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sculpture, carved from red wood and the base is maple burl I love the contrast of these two woods. Stands about 6 foot. I was playing with creating organic shapes something that looked alive. contrasting shapes and color.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 05:02 PM

okay, i need this to go with the octopus bench & table! ...infact, i should just send the peices out to you, so i don’t mess it up!
that is beautiful as always!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 05:15 PM


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

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 05:17 PM

Another wonderful carving. I too like the contrast, it looks good.

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 06:30 PM

Thats art!

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 08:06 PM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 06-27-2011 09:06 PM

OK… it is official… I hate you.
(that, of course, was spoken by my internal, evil, twin brother who is bitter, and steeped in envy and jealousy)
Personally, I think you have a fantastic hand and eye for seeing the hidden beauty.
Love it and all your pieces.
(one day… one day… )

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#7 posted 06-27-2011 11:30 PM

Great piece! Love the photo setting, too.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 12:52 AM

looks like a wood flame. just awesome

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

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 01:20 AM

Man that is another lovely creation reaching for ............... whatever your imagination sees.
great work :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 01:23 AM

Jeffro, it is absolutely beautiful and your back drop selection is perfect. Congratulations for a wonderful piece of work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 06-28-2011 02:35 AM

Sweet, reminds me of the forests of brown kelp we have on our coast.

You have a great eye and the talent to bring what you see out for us to see also.

For this we thank you.

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

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 08:37 AM

You hit the bulls-eye again Jeffro. Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#13 posted 06-29-2011 06:35 AM

WOW, nice lines and color!!!!!!!! Beautifully designed!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 07-18-2011 05:31 PM

Amazing…How much would you charge for a piece like this. So much work. Would you kindly share about the finish you use. And what grit sandpaper you go up to? Again…terrific!

Thanks in advance!

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona

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#15 posted 07-18-2011 06:44 PM

this was a fun piece, I went to 320 grit, the red wood is finished out with tung oil and the base is finished out with a satan poly there is a ton of hand work that went into this piece. I have this one in a gallery retailing for 1200 hundred, im working on another one thats a little bigger I was thinking of doing a series of see life sculptures. Thank you much


-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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