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Project by wizzardofwood posted 09-13-2013 01:30 AM 1635 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved for a customer in takoma park Md

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 01:48 AM

Nice carvings, man, you are good!!...............Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 06:33 AM

Very impressive work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-13-2013 10:31 AM

This is AMAZING! Wow!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 09-13-2013 12:05 PM

thank you Shelia,Deon,Jim, wait till you see my newest project a 18 ft St Francis with a cardinal,a fox,a fawn a mallard and a surprise standing on a hill of stone

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#5 posted 09-13-2013 01:23 PM

That’s great! Even more imppresive to do it all sideways on such a steep hill! (just kidding). It really looks good and I can’t wait to see the St. Francis! Hoe long does it take you to so something as learge as this?

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#6 posted 09-13-2013 07:28 PM

As scrollgirl said, your work is amazing.

Iv’e seen chain saw carvers while on vacation up in Maine, but they seem to lather their work with linseed oil after carving to prevent major cracks. The sticky result sort of makes one not want to touch them, or bring them indoors.

Your work is much more impressive than what I saw being sold to the tourists. It would be a shame to see big cracks develop in your carvings. If it would not be exposing any of your ‘trade secrets’, how do you deal with this issue?

-- Barry

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#7 posted 09-13-2013 07:59 PM

my trick is to coat the wood with Boracare then seal it with Marine Varnish I prefer Sikkens out lasts others 10 to 1
I have carvingsare over 25 years old and still in great shape

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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John Ormsby

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#8 posted 09-14-2013 01:00 AM

Well, you truly are a Wizzard of Wood. Your work is definitely world class. Thank for sharing.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 02:37 PM

Nice work! More details please? Like to see it in perspective . Difficult to view when my head is tilted? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 02:55 PM

Definitely thanks for sharing Wizzard. I have a good amount of respect for those who carve. I’m a straight-line kinda guy, so the curves and details in your project just amaze (dumbfound?) me.

-- If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

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#12 posted 09-17-2013 04:39 PM

What a spectacular and massive art work! The hand carving is really outstanding and impressive.

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#13 posted 09-18-2013 11:28 PM


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

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