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Sailfish "Breaking the Surface"

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Project by MichaelA posted 04-25-2012 12:59 AM 1602 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the 3rd mesquite root has taken shape. We took it to Aransas pass today and Terri Lynne snapped some shots. This is number 4 in my Ocean Life series. When I get back to the mountains for the summer I’m sure going to miss the mesquite! Guess I’ll have to take some along.Their will be ten pieces for each series. So far all of the clients have been very receptive to loaning their pieces for an art showing when all ten are completed. Terri and I had opened a small art gallery with our work for a 6 month trial period and all her work is gone and 95% of mine are gone. It takes to long to replace our pieces. So we decided to place them in other art galleries and let them sell our work. We would rather be creating and making sawdust. That way there is no pressure in trying to keep enough pieces in our gallery. Well thanks for looking and as always keep on 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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#1 posted 04-25-2012 01:17 AM

Man, that’s really good to hear you two are appreciated and to see you are still knocking them out of the park, so to speak…...........

Great sailfish!!

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

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#2 posted 04-25-2012 01:29 AM

Thats Beautiful, great looking carving.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 02:19 AM

Thanks Jack!!!!!!!! Welcome to Lumberjocks Marty have a pleasant time and thank you!!!

-- 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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#4 posted 04-25-2012 02:25 AM

There is so much awesome and beauty in this!

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 02:40 AM

Your sculpture is fantastic. I’d load up all the mesquite I could carry…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#6 posted 04-25-2012 02:45 AM

You really should. I’ve been carving Mesquite for years now; it’s my favorite kind. Yeah, it’s harder than a politicians heart but it takes SUCH a finish. And you get the added benefit of being able to use those leftover chips in the BBQ pit. Also might cheap down here in Texas, ain’t it?.....

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 02:51 AM

That’s gorgeous!

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

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MichaelA

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 03:05 AM

Thanks Hal. Your 600 remington gun stocks would sell great here in texas. scrimman I have to agree mesquite is becoming my favorite wood to carve. Also from carving Texas ebony which is also a gorgeous and a close match to iron wood for hardness. As long as you keep your chisels razor sharp, mesquite seems easy and as for cheap I have so many wood fairies dropping me off trees and root stumps. I have to politely tell them Iam not a lumbermill. They are a very big hearted bunch of friends that I Always have plenty of BBQ chips for. I know that if your from Texas you can never have enough BBQ chips.

-- 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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#9 posted 04-25-2012 04:28 AM

What can I say Michael?
Your eye for what is hiding inside these chunks is rivaled only by your skill and ability in setting it free,

Bravo friend!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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MichaelA

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 04:45 AM

Thank You Paul for your kind words and inspiration. I do admire your talent as well as your knowledge as a master artist.

-- 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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#11 posted 04-25-2012 07:09 AM

Amazing.

-- Jiri

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 11:30 AM

Very nice work and interpretation. Great job on this!

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

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 11:41 AM

It is a wonderful piece of work and a fine example of creativeness and imagination.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 04-25-2012 12:39 PM

Thank you all for your generous words. Well time to sit out back by the creek and stare at interesting mesquite roots and stumps.

-- 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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#15 posted 04-29-2012 03:09 AM

very nice. love the originality of it

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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