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This piece I carved out of Poplar. It is 2feet tall and 28 1/2 inches wide. I colored it using diluted oil paints and stain.


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#1 posted 03-22-2008 05:26 AM

That is outstanding. Beautiful carving and painting.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 05:28 AM

Gorgeous work, Kenneth. Was this a commission or a personal project? Either way, it’s still gorgeous. I am jealous. It’s one of the two areas of woodworking that I am interested in but haven’t yet ventured into—carving and turning.



-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 05:28 AM


This is absolutely gorgeous. I feel I should say more but to do so would not add anything of substance. The artistry of the project itself speaks volumes about your skill both as an artist and as a carver.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 05:29 AM

Stunning! That is an inspirational piece.

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 06:15 AM

Kenneth, as Dennis said, Stunning. I only wish I had such talents.

I’d like to be in an octopus’ garden, in the shade.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#6 posted 03-22-2008 02:25 PM

Very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 02:30 PM

Well, you do go for the details, don’t you? This is a wonderful carving.

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#8 posted 03-22-2008 05:54 PM

Beautiful work,gorgeous carving.

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 06:54 PM

Incredible! I love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 03-22-2008 08:56 PM

That’s a great job of carving!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 03-22-2008 11:17 PM

To all of you thank you for of your encourging comments. To J.C. this was a personal project that I was working on to present to a gallery in town.

Thanks again,


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#12 posted 03-23-2008 12:19 AM

Beautiful work Kenneth, great detail.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 03-23-2008 01:14 AM

Hi Kenneth, glad you made it to Lumberjocks. I love this piece, actually I like all your work. You are a fantastic carver. I didnt realize you were also carving poplar. Is that the wood you usually use?

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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#14 posted 03-23-2008 06:26 AM

Hey Doris (Cookie),

I started off carving in poplar and most of my earlier pieces are carved out of poplar. I’m branching out trying different woods. I am currently working on some pieces in Mahogany and Lord willing after that I will work on my biggest piece to date which will be made out of basswood. Thanks again for introducing me to



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#15 posted 07-09-2008 03:52 AM

Wow! This is truely an amazing work of art. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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