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Project by savannah505 posted 2169 days ago 1371 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know it isn’t wood, but I’m pretty proud of this one that I did for a 100,000 square foot house that sits in the wall of their pool, pictures were not allowed at the house itself. Some of my past customers, such as these people do not allow pictures on their property. To take the overhead picture, I was 12 feet in the air on a forklift. It is made from keystone ( ancient coral bed ) It is 10 feet wide and about 6 feet tall when standing upright. The 2 blocks weighed 6,000 pounds apiece, it took me 3 weeks to carve and shape.

-- Dan Wiggins





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 2169 days ago

another incredible project !!! what do you do with all of the “carvings” waste ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Karson

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#2 posted 2169 days ago

Dan that a fantastiv carving. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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trifern

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#3 posted 2169 days ago

Awesome stuff. My father in-law owned a monument business. I love granite and stone work. Call me crazy, but I like to walk through cemeteries to look at the monuments. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 2168 days ago

That is very cool. I really like it. You did a great job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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OutPutter

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#5 posted 2168 days ago

I guess since it used to be alive and you carved it and it’s so distictive, it’ll pass. Wow, Dan, show us some stuff you’ve got really good pictures of and I’ll bet they’ll be scary good. Thanks again.

-- Jim

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Rj

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#6 posted 2168 days ago

Oh my lord thats a big job( Heavy work) I’m surpised it only took you 3 weeks to do =looks like it would take months.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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jcees

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#7 posted 2166 days ago

Holy Geez! That’s a some spicy, meat-a-ball-a! Very nice indeed!

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Randolph Torres

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#8 posted 2022 days ago

YOU ARE A WOODWORKER, CARVER, STONE CUTTER, MASTER RIGGER, YOU HAVE MANY INTERESTS, THE STONE ESP. THE SHELL IS INCREDIBLE. YOU HAVE ACQUIRED MORE THAN MOST IN ONE LIFE TIME.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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KennethBirdine

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#9 posted 1969 days ago

Very, very nice work I’ve always admired stone work and this is a great piece. Thank you for posting.

-- http://www.kennethbirdine.com/

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Patti Zongker

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#10 posted 1916 days ago

Incredible….. very beautiful work.

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1884 days ago

Way cool Dan

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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