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Project by Tony posted 2320 days ago 1253 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carved in basswood, burning for hair texture and painted with acrylic paints, this carving is about 13” tall. It was first modeled in clay. The wood blank was glued from 4 pieces of 16 quarter basswood and cut out on the band saw. It just cleared the blade guard. The carving was done by hand, using full size gouges. I frequently use a model to guild the carving process. The base is 4 quarter walnut.

-- Tony, Sacramento

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#1 posted 2320 days ago

I am humbled, simply magnificent!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2320 days ago

Excellent work, Tony. I particularly like the texture and the color.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2320 days ago

Your carving skills are outstanding. And the paint, just beautiful.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2320 days ago


This is a beautiful carving. It is so rich in detail. A true work of art.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 2320 days ago

unbelievable… I think I can feel his breath!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2320 days ago

Nice…I ain’t “lyin” (get it?!)

-- Have a blessed day!

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#7 posted 2320 days ago

Tony…..............thats a blue ribbon.

beautiful and thanks for posting it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 2320 days ago

Holy Cow.. I mean Lion King. Amazing detail, how long did that take you? Please, you have to post a few pics of your shop and tools.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2320 days ago

Very nice I hope we get to see more in the future.

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#10 posted 2320 days ago

The detail is incredible thanks for sharing.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#11 posted 2320 days ago

Excelllent carving Tony! Your carving, burning and painting are all right on the money. Hope you will be posting more real soon.

-- Mike

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#12 posted 2320 days ago

Astounding! Snowdog took the words out of my mouth….How long did that take?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 2320 days ago

This is awsome. The levle of detail is astounding. I don’t understand how people can carve beautiful things like this. Great job.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#14 posted 2320 days ago

Absolutely Stunning Work! Beautifull detail and coloring. Great Job.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#15 posted 2320 days ago

That is awsome. I don’t know what else to say.

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

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