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Project by RusticJohn posted 309 days ago 842 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are definitely the last of this type of carving I am doing this year. I am a bit “driftwood-ed” out after completing several .

The white one started of with a natural shaped mouth and the carving was constructed around it. The wood suggested a ghostly figure and so I followed that in a light hearted way. The result was a cross between Casper and a Genie.

The long thing wormy face was not the easiest to make. Rusty nails, wormy holes, sand, grit and soft wood did not make the task easy. I nearly gave up a number of times but sheer cussedness kept me going. The carving knives had to be sharpened about every 10 minutes as the wear on the blades was extreme.

The small face was a honey to make. The wood carved well and took fine detail. The wormy hole on the perimeter made it a little fragile but I am pleased with the outcome. I needed to use special knives with rounded sloping cutting edges to get the best cuts.

-- RusticJohn





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deon

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#1 posted 309 days ago

They look great, especialy the white one

-- Dreaming patterns

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 309 days ago

Very cool, John. I really like them and think you should continue!
do you sell them?
..................Jim

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 309 days ago

Beautiful work. I know what ya mean about being burned out on one particular thing too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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NaFianna

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#4 posted 308 days ago

I love the white one. Would make a great handle for something.

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

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RusticJohn

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#5 posted 307 days ago

Thank you all for the comments. Yes I do sell my carvings. I am not too organised about it though. Usually people contact me and we come to a deal.

The white carving has a finger at the top that doesn’t really go with the theme but it was a natural feature of the wood and seemed so life like it seemed a pity to convert into something more mundane.

-- RusticJohn

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 306 days ago

They all look amazing and interesting. It’s like magic that you gave new life to those drift woods. I hope you continue to share these wonderful creations.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 306 days ago

These carvings all look great. Congratulations.

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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Mauricio

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#8 posted 305 days ago

Masterful as always!

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

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