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I was quite pleased with this carving. The original wood was pretty dismal and I couldn’t see anything in it. Also low relief carving is not my strong point and so I had to work hard to get a good 3D effect. However bit by bit a face began to emerge. The wood is thin so it was a matter of cutting deep enough to get the relief without unduly weakening the thing. In fact it did get a bit thin in places.

The wood is pine and is full of holes. I stained it to give a more pleasing colour and to bring out the features. The whole exercise has convinced me that there is always a great shape hidden in wood. The trick is to look hard enough to reveal the inner beauty. Just like people really.

-- RusticJohn





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 341 days ago

Very cool. The colors of the wood make it seem on fire!

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 341 days ago

Another very attractive piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 338 days ago

Wonderful carving! You always find the beauty within those drift woods. Excellent work!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 338 days ago

This is a really nice carving. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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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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Mauricio

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#5 posted 330 days ago

I really like the characters you reveal in your pieces John.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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