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Naiche Apache Chief

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Project by MichaelA posted 01-30-2012 02:55 AM 2771 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This carving is done in live oak. I like the oak but this particular piece had way to many worm holes creating many problems. Naiche was a Apache indian Chief. Youngest son of Cochise. (Naiche means “mischief maker”.) Geronimo was his teacher. Have fun creating Lumberjocks!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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Steve Esterby

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 03:00 AM

This is my favorite of your work…well done!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 03:15 AM

A great carving. You have such great talent to create such life like carvings like this one and such abstract work as well like your davey jones, which is also one of my favorites of your work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 03:21 AM

Hi Michael,

That is one top notch Caving. It looks like your carving skills are getting better! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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MichaelA

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 03:32 AM

Thank You all for your kind words. I’ll just keep on practicing more than some more till I get it .I have a very long way to go, but am determined to have a sculpture in a Park. Thanks Dennis I do admire your art!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 03:34 AM

Another fantastic carving ,amazing work.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 03:46 AM

Superb Michael, I love your carvings.
And now I have even greater respect for you and the other carvers here as I just did my first. Just a quick caricature but enough to tell me I have a very long way to go.
Keep up the inspiring work and keep showing it to us.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 01-30-2012 03:59 AM

a1Jim thanks always a pleasure to hear from the top lumberjock!!!!!!!! Paul your talent is endless and I know that any wood venue you attempt will be exquisite and professionally done!!!!!!! Thank you all again!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 06:48 AM

Powerful figure, well sculpted…........He’s fantastic…......

Great looking wood….........love the natural wood…............great flow in the piece

Super…..............

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

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#9 posted 01-30-2012 07:31 AM

Wow, just amazing…but then again ALL of your projects are, so I shouldn’t be surprised! I’m with Steve Esterby on this one….I believe this is my favorite of all of your pieces as well!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 01-30-2012 07:42 AM

great carving Michael

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Jiri Parkman

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#11 posted 01-30-2012 09:23 AM

Perfect. Congratulations.

-- Jiri

#12 posted 01-30-2012 10:12 AM

Good idea and good work,Michael.

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MichaelA

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 02:32 PM

Thank You all. So many warm hearted people in one place. You just got to LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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bowtie

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#14 posted 01-31-2012 03:58 AM

so real, so lifelike, his eyes miss nothing

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#15 posted 01-31-2012 03:56 PM

Great carving. Thanks for sharing

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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