Tibet the Wood Spirit, Wood Carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the Treewiz

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I introduce to you “Tibet” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery, even under huge pressure. “Tibet” 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 together. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. He is loved by all and welcomed in all woodland gatherings.



I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 8” tall x 6 1/2” wide x 2 1/4” 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,

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#1 posted 10-17-2013 03:07 AM

Another excellent carving. Your carving skills floor me. Thanks.

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 04:01 AM

That is truly a thing/carving of beauty, I really love it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 04:03 AM

Wow. Wonderful expression. Love the carving.

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

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 05:39 AM

What an absolutely beautiful work. Great job.

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

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#5 posted 10-17-2013 06:45 AM

Amazing! This is awesome and really cool. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 10-17-2013 06:57 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 10-17-2013 10:40 AM

Some great work, looks so real.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-17-2013 11:29 AM

Makes you smile :)
excellent work as always

-- LLA Carve

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#9 posted 10-17-2013 12:23 PM

That truly is amazing. I gotta ask, how long did that take you?

-- Justin C.

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#10 posted 10-17-2013 12:34 PM

Another outstanding carving that captures the whimsical spirit of your elfian subject.

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

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#11 posted 10-17-2013 01:46 PM

Very happy looking wood spirit, he did put a grin on my face. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 10-17-2013 02:23 PM

fantastic carving

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-17-2013 03:22 PM

Another amazing piece of art, congrats!
Have you ever gone into the woods and carved a face on a living tree…..Just for fun?

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#14 posted 10-17-2013 03:27 PM

Hey Justin, he probably took 3-4 hours.

I haven’t ever carved in a living tree. I have carved in some dead trees but not in the woods. I would need a very long extension cord! I use all power tools. Mostly a Dremel on the faces.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments you all!!!


-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#15 posted 10-17-2013 08:50 PM

I think one of us is on the wrong web site. Your carving work outclasses most of us. But can you build a chair or cabinet? Chuckle…. I can’t carve a tooth pick so I really appreciate people who can carve.

-- Les B, Oregon

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