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Gracie is my baby giraffe. Over the years, I tell you the truth that I’ve drilled in my head, “If the house catches on fire, forget the computer- grab Gracie and get out as fast as you can!” She is carved from mahogany and is simply a presence in my home. I love her kind spirit. Although I did put her in a show once, I could never put her up for adoption. It is true to say that you transfer a little of yourself into your work and I know my spirit rests in my Gracie.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com





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mmh

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 10:58 PM

She’s a beauty! You can replace a computer much easier than her!

How many children have ridden her?

-- "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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ineedathis

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 10:59 PM

I don’t blame you, that is one masterful carving, great painting as well!

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 11:06 PM

That’s one of the most beautiful carvings on Lumberjocks. Great job on both the woodworking and artistic work too.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 11:23 PM

Thats awesome, that needs its own insurance policy. How much does it weigh?

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grizzman

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 11:26 PM

what a beautiful carving, really she is much more then that, and yes, im sure she does have a presence, she looks almost magical..superb job….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 11:46 PM

Absolutely marvelous!! You have been blessed with awesome talents!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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shipwright

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#7 posted 09-06-2011 11:55 PM

She looks very wise, very kind and just a little puckish. A great companion and confidant, I’m sure.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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patron

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 12:06 AM

she’s a beauty

if she gets it from her mom

you are too

and exceptionally talented

who is the buck
in the back

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cathyb

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#9 posted 09-07-2011 12:48 AM

I was raised in central Pennsylvania- deer country. I had to carved a deer. The deer was carved from red cedar and the antlers are tupelo. It was really a challenge to get those antlers just right, but they look pretty good.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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janice

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 03:00 AM

Amazing piece! You have a beautiful talent!

-- Janice

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sras

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#11 posted 09-07-2011 04:58 AM

A stunning creation! I am sure it is the centerpiece in any room where it is placed.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 09-07-2011 07:05 AM

This is just beautiful. You outdid yourself and yes I would save Gracie before my computer too.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Charles Maxwell

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#13 posted 09-07-2011 03:35 PM

Awesome!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Brit

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#14 posted 09-07-2011 03:43 PM

Great job! I want one.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Billp

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#15 posted 09-08-2011 06:27 AM

I never recovered from your mail box (Lets Dance) and now Gracie. Your creations take my breath away.

-- Billp

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