Carved mesquite and juniper vessels and sculptures

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Project by scott shangraw posted 852 days ago 1733 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few of my latest carvings.First is a large Mesquite that I put in wenge “stitches” it stands about 3ft tall and 3ft wide.Second is titled “all shook up” is a juniper burl with three carved feet.Third is Alligator juniper carved like a clam shell.Fourth is another juniper carved with waves and copper base.Fith is four hearts all carved from one solid mesquite log.And last is another juniper wave. These are carved with a chainsaw then followed up with various grinders to further shape each piece.Thanks for looking!!

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 852 days ago

Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!! “All shook up” is so radical. As always, beautiful work Scott.
Thanks for sharing…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 852 days ago

Beautiful Art work Scott!!! I seen your article in the wood shop news, very well done.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 852 days ago

Fantastic work! I’m with cathyb! It’s all shook up in the lead!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 852 days ago

Great work! My favorites are you “wave” bowls.

-- "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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#5 posted 852 days ago

I agree with mmh- these Wave Bowls are fantastic. Thanks for showing these off!


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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 852 days ago

These are very cool. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 852 days ago

Lovely pieces! You did great

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Jiri Parkman

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#8 posted 851 days ago

Beautiful vessels. Thanks for sending.

-- Jiri

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#9 posted 851 days ago

Excellent works. Your attention to detail and the natural flow of the woods is very very good. Love the “stitches” work! Great touch. Any chance of getting a better peek at the “paw print” inlayed table the first scuptures are setting on?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 851 days ago

awesome pieces of art for sure. beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 851 days ago

thanks for sharing these with us..they are divine!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 851 days ago

these are great,but as a favorite all shook up took it

-- jim nevada

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#13 posted 849 days ago

Scott – Amazing. Inspired. Exquisite… words fail, sir. God has gifted you with wonderful talent, and I thank you for sharing it with us.

Now then, how oh HOW do you create the pristine bark edge on your wave bowls?

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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#14 posted 848 days ago

I can’t find words that are not used by others before. So I won’t try.
But I realy want to thank you for sharing your work.
As well your bowls as your chairs are pieces of art.

-- Douwe

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