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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 286 days ago

LOVE it. You’re very talented Wiz!

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

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WayneC

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#2 posted 286 days ago

It is a wonderful carving. Thanks for sharing.

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

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mgb_2x

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Very nice, I admire all of your work.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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NaFianna

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#4 posted 286 days ago

Incredible detail and character

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

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 286 days ago

great carving. A wonderful expression and great details.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MShort

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#6 posted 286 days ago

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 286 days ago

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

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

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 286 days ago

Love this carving,it makes me smile.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 286 days ago

Awesome detail. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BarbS

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#10 posted 286 days ago

Wow. This is Wonderful!

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deon

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#11 posted 286 days ago

Great work! All of it

-- Dreaming patterns

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MariyaArts

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#12 posted 286 days ago

He is so alive, as always! :)

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

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Eli Adamit

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#13 posted 286 days ago

Very nice, alive with good mood.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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weav

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#14 posted 286 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 286 days ago

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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