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Wood Carving of a Wood Spirit called "Cooper"

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I proudly introduce to you “Cooper” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery and positive. “Cooper” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He inspires the Elves to pitch in and they all have such a Wonderful time doing anything just because they are all together. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. He is loved by all and is welcomed throughout the realm.

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I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 6 1/2” tall x 5” wide x 3” deep.

He is carved out of an old growth pine knot. A pine knot is what a branch does when it goes into the trunk of a pine tree. The tree dies, rots and falls over, and the trunk eventually rots away leaving the knot. Very few of these are good to carve as the sun bakes them and eventually the critters eat them. It is my favorite wood to carve faces and fish with.

The pine knots do change color over time. Some change quickly and some change slowly. They go from a light yellow to an orange color, I am assuming from the UV light. Some are deeper orange than others. The orange color is a much warmer color than the yellow. I like it just as well.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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maplerock

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 07:44 PM

LOVE it. You’re very talented Wiz!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 07:52 PM

It is a wonderful carving. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 07:59 PM

Very nice, I admire all of your work.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 08:43 PM

Incredible detail and character

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

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 08:51 PM

great carving. A wonderful expression and great details.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 09:15 PM

Fantastic carving !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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wiz

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 10:06 PM

Thanks so much, you guys!!!! <(8^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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#8 posted 10-15-2013 01:02 AM

Love this carving,it makes me smile.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-15-2013 01:41 AM

Awesome detail. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 10-15-2013 01:56 AM

Wow. This is Wonderful!

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#11 posted 10-15-2013 05:10 AM

Great work! All of it

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 10-15-2013 05:26 AM

He is so alive, as always! :)

-- http://www.etsy.com/people/mariya4woodcarving

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#13 posted 10-15-2013 09:46 AM

Very nice, alive with good mood.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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weav

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#14 posted 10-15-2013 12:48 PM

Cool face. He looks very real. The grain in his nose and cheeks set his face off. I like it.
There is a woodcarving show at the end of October at Sauder Village in Archbold Ohio.
There’s some very awesome carvings there. From wood spirits, birds, characatures, animals
woodburning. I enjoy the whole show talking to the carvers and learning what tools were used. There’s also
the vendors selling everything you need and want.
thanks for sharing.

-- jerry

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#15 posted 10-15-2013 01:23 PM

Fantastic job. He looks like he could step right out of the wood into real life.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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