The Crucifix

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This carving is in Butternut, approximately 3 feet tall and about 12” wide. I was asked to carve it for someone who was no longer able to continue to carve. It was a facinating project, the first time I had done anything like it. I found the butternut wood to be a little tough to go cross grain but other than that it finished up well. The important part is the working through the project and enjoyment that it brought the individual.

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#1 posted 496 days ago

Wow, very nice! 3’ tall! That sure makes a statement!

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#2 posted 496 days ago

Good work, I can’t imagine carving for a carver that could no longer carve. It had to be very emotional and it is expressed in your carving. You can feel his pain.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#3 posted 496 days ago

Thank you for saying that. I didn’t know how. I don’t think I have ever been so tied up in knots over a carving. The gentle man I carved for is so very good. When I delivered it, I wanted to stick it in the door and leave before he said anything. He was so very appreciative and left me feeling that passion counts.

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#4 posted 496 days ago

beautiful work. The contorted body reinforces the feelings of pain and suffering.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 496 days ago

Very nice carving! You did a great job of interpreting the meaning.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#6 posted 496 days ago

Wow a work of art, very talanted

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 495 days ago

Wonderful art work! Great carving behind a great and inspiring story. Impressive work!

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#8 posted 494 days ago

Wow, that is a great carving!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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