"Calypso" a Deep Sea Furrie carved in Curly Maple

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"Calypso" a Deep Sea Furrie carved in Curly Maple
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Meet “Calypso”, a very Kool Deep Sea Furie. A very good listener, “Calypso” is a permanent member of the Deep Sea Counsel and though he seldom says much, his advice is respected by all. He can always be found meditating in the Grotto, away from all the Deep Sea Hubbub. He measures 9” x 7” x 1 1/4” thick.

Other fish carvings that I call Aquaknotz are carved out of pine knots but “Calypso” is carved in a piece of Curly Big Leaf Maple. I love the results and hope to carve more in this format. I like being able to carve a fish that is a bit bigger format than a pine knot and it has a different quality.

“Calypso” is flat on the back so he can hang on the wall. I have carved a notch in the back for hanging and Signed it Wiz as well.



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 12:54 AM

Nice work, Gary. This carving looks like an old science teacher I had in high school…...minus the fins of course. I like the choice of wood, I think it adds more character. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 01:52 AM

A very cool carving. I’m just starting to try mu hand at carving. You’ve got many real nice pieces on your etsy site. I appreciate the talented carvers who post on LJs and your work certainly falls in that category.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 02:20 AM

Wow…that’s awesome! Piece of art!

-- Dick

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 05:22 AM

I have been a lurker of your Etsy site for a long time. Easy to see why you have so many sales. Must be that great Grants Pass eclectic atmosphere that keeps you inspired…........................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 06:55 AM

Wow, really cool. Love the design. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 10-15-2013 08:41 AM

Really love all your work ! Very talented great skill & vision well done ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#7 posted 10-15-2013 04:09 PM

Whimsical, but very charming!

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

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#8 posted 10-15-2013 04:15 PM

Thanks so much you guys! I really appreciate your wonderful comments!!


-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#9 posted 10-15-2013 04:56 PM

OK if you ever get tired of storing this stuff you can send me some….LOL Bob

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 10-15-2013 06:42 PM

Very nice, love the detail. I would love to give something like that a try.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#11 posted 10-15-2013 06:45 PM

I really like this, very good thinking on your behalf to come up with the quaint idea.So 11 out of 10 in my book well done and thanks for posting Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 10-18-2013 02:53 PM

Fun and impressive carving, cool and creative design with lots of great details and textures. You never cease to amaze me.

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#13 posted 10-18-2013 03:19 PM

Another nice piece, Wiz. I love your carvings.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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