Discovering my Muse # 2

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Project by Arthouse posted 12-21-2013 05:44 PM 1320 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my journey thru the Texas hill country I come across many trees but most of them if they are deprived of water are hollow on the inside . Many many times I scratched my head trying to make them work and this is the result of what I have found. I take the log and split it and reshape it into a tribal type mask carving the dead wood inside with a gouge then sanding the outside layers untill I get to the beautiful walnut . This is what I have come up with so far other ideas are still formulating but haven’t got all the answers yet. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 02:39 AM

That’s pretty cool man!

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 03:17 AM

That is neat. It is amazing what a person can create from what every one else would look at as fire wood of trash!!
nice going!!..........Jim

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 03:27 AM

Nice work . That is a lot of work with the gouge , makes my shoulder twinge just
thinking about it . : ) Those checks look wicked to work ‘around ’ from the inside out . Novel
to me at least , it takes some patience and planing ahead ,I would imagine .

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 04:06 AM

Very interesting!


Thank you.

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 05:56 AM

That is cool and the environment started the shaping for you!

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 11:15 AM

put shades on it & it would be your picture! :-) I think this is a very clever way to use this wood. good scrounging. Your finishing sure takes this over the top

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 03:41 PM

Dressed up the old log has delivered. Nicely done! RH

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 02:25 PM

Cool and unique! You brought out the hidden beauty of the wood and the finish is amazing.

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