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I made this yesterday. Tried scrollsawing in 1” wood – that’s not going to happen.

So here I am, back with my thinner pine stuff that I have.

My daughter plays the clarinet and since the Kokopelli is the “god of fertility” I thought maybe it would help guide the fertile MINDS in the classroom. (I had no idea what this little guy was or what a kokopelli was). After I read about it on wikipedia I had to do some quick thinking about how it would relate to a music class full of hormoned-teenagers.).

Anyway: Material, pine; scrollsaw; a coat of finishing oil to give it a shine

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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frank

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#1 posted 2730 days ago

Hello Debbie;
—-keep them coming!

Another fine show of sculptured wood art!!!

Have you ever thought of ”SculpturedWoodArt” —by Debbie or ”ScollsawedWoodArt” —by Debbie

Do your-’self’ a favor and forget that “woodworker wannabee”; as that was then and this is now; you all-ready are a worker of wood just like all the rest of us here….and then I just read your other comment, so what about: ”FunctionalWoodArt” —by Debbie

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2730 days ago

thanks Frank.. I’d forgotten about the name. I’ll get right on that.

I really enjoyed creating this little guy – especially since it seemed so easy!! Patience, it’s all in the patience.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 2730 days ago

I agree with Frank. I have been thinking about your tag line also. A wannabe is someone who buys tools and doesn’t build anything with it. You have a large group of projects now, and you are no longer a wannabe.

The Kokopelli is a pretty popular figure. I shared a show booth once with another couple that also does carving and the only thing either one of us sold during the weekend show was a few of my canes and ALL of their Kokopellis. Great work, I like how he is playing the flute up in the air. Now, you just need to make a flute, I think you are ready to tackle that technical feat! When you are ready, let me know and I’ll give you some links to where to get plans.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 2730 days ago

Oh, I learned the same lesson, scroll sawing thick wood is not a good thing.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Karson

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#5 posted 2730 days ago

Very nice Debbie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2730 days ago

thanks guys :0
Mark – I’m ready, (not to actually make it, but to start the process of practicing the skills needed to make the real one.) One step at a time.

Look out summer contest – here comes a flute on a ceremonial shelf :)
Summer 2008 :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Obi

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#7 posted 2730 days ago

WOW. Now THIS, I like. Your skills have quickly stepped up to your new name, Sculptured Woodworking Lady. Can you teach? See? Just changing what you think about yourself, causes you to improve.

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Obi

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#8 posted 2730 days ago

And if it can be done, you can do it.

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Obi

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#9 posted 2730 days ago

So, Debbie,
How long did it take, and how much does it sell for?

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2730 days ago

no idea !!

I made it yesterday morning… so a couple hours I guess.
Price? ha!
Wood: $1
Hydro: $1
Kokopelli by MsDebbieP, Sculpted WoodArt Instructor? Priceless!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Obi

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#11 posted 2730 days ago

I like that attitude

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scottb

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#12 posted 2730 days ago

I had to do a double take when I first saw the thumbnail photo. I already knew a little about Kokopelli, but I’d have sworn that your photo really was a computer rendered illustration. I didn’t believe the woodgrain until I saw the enlargement. Very nice – almost surreal. I have a woodcut print a college friend made (she’s Ecuadorian), this reminds me of the lines in her work.

Just a throwaway afterthought – the stand reminds me a bit of a surfboard – not that it looks like one (or that it doesn’t look “right”,) I was just struck with the thought, and I find the thought of putting Kokopelli on a surfboard or skiis kinda funny. :)

Oh, and what an upgrade to your signature line! Impressive! ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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scottb

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#13 posted 2730 days ago

Oh, and you could woodburn a bajillion Kokopellis onto the flute your going to make!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2730 days ago

Debbie.
Thats a cute little guy, you can almost hear his song.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2730 days ago

why thank you Scott… “made you look” is a great compliment :)
a surfboard? I think it might be because the base is “floating” in midair so it seems. (I have a layer of felt on the bottom so that it won’t scratch the furniture.)
lol A Kokopelli flute.. hmmm ;)

Thanks Dick. Not sure what he’s playing but I’m sure it is something enticing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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