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I am finished carving. Mictecacihuatl is the goddess of the underworld in Aztec culture. She is the protector of the bones and also believed to be the inspiration of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead in Hispanic culture.
She is hand carved Basswood with a Black Walnut base. 16”x12”x7” including the base. I carved her with hand tools and used my Dremel set to finish small detail that I didn’t have the tools for. She is finished with micro-crystalline wax and coats of polyurethane and some buffing.
Thanks for the views and happy Jocking.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 282 days ago

Hey! Nice project, Cory. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 282 days ago

Wow!!! Beautiful carving work! Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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deon

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#3 posted 282 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 282 days ago

Damn cool!

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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bonobo

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#5 posted 282 days ago

Nice pose!

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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Millo

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#6 posted 282 days ago

This is awesome, very cool. Looks almost alive—oh the irony.

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Surfside

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#7 posted 282 days ago

Wow! That is really cool! Looks like a living piece of art. Striking awesome.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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NaFianna

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#8 posted 281 days ago

Well she scares me

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 281 days ago

An amazing carving, wonderfully scary. I have a throne she might be interested in.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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wseand

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#10 posted 281 days ago

She could use a few Big Macs. Great Piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Christophret

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#11 posted 281 days ago

I love this.
You sir, have some talent.
It really resonates the aztec vibe.
Well done.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 281 days ago

Great detail, dig it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mysticcarver

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#13 posted 194 days ago

Wonderfully done! Love it!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,http://www.mysticcarvings.com

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