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Project by wizzardofwood posted 07-14-2011 02:42 PM 1431 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a 10 ft 4 0inch dia log I wanted to capture the feel of my old koi carving in a larger size so off to work I went
turned out to be fun and enjoyable hope you all like the outcome
Wizz

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 02:56 PM

That is just beautiful! What did you use to make the eyes black? I love koi! They look so flowing on this piece. You do such a wonderful job and I really admire your talent!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 03:35 PM

This is truly beautiful, congratulations, you are very talented.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 07-14-2011 03:54 PM

Cool! What kind of wood/log is that?

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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wizzardofwood

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#4 posted 07-14-2011 03:56 PM

why thank you Sheila,
the eyes are made from ebony,had some left over from another carving so I just shaped them into eyes ,seemed to work great
your zest for writing still floors me lol
Jim

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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wizzardofwood

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#5 posted 07-14-2011 03:57 PM

thanks Bert
Jason its a cottonwood and no someone else got the bark….lol

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#6 posted 07-14-2011 05:54 PM

Very impressive! Did you know that the largest recorded live koi is near 60” long?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 07-14-2011 05:59 PM

I look at LJ every day but don’t comment often but I had to say that I really like this lawn sculpture! I have a Koi pond I built in my back yard almost 10 years ago and they are cool fish. Your piece of art does a great job of capturing something special about them.

Congrats on a fine piece of art.

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wizzardofwood

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#8 posted 07-14-2011 06:13 PM

thanks guys Im doing as best as I can….after all its my job to amaze you
lol

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 01:35 AM

Absolutely beautiful! What an incredible talent you have- vision applied. Lovely.

-- 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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wizzardofwood

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 01:39 AM

rivergirl…those kinda remarks make me try harder to do better

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 01:41 AM

I don’t know if that is possible wizzard. :) I think you are pretty much at the top of the coi heap. :)

-- 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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wizzardofwood

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#12 posted 07-15-2011 02:00 AM

whew,,,,,beats the dung heap lol

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 01:38 AM

Well I for one am AMAZED so you are vindicated. That is truly nice work.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#14 posted 12-02-2011 07:20 PM

jumbo thanks new stuff coming soon

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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