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Project by CARVINGLIFEdotCom posted 08-04-2008 10:08 PM 1512 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s not a whole ton of story to go along with these guys, I got a little tired of the same old carvings day in day out, and decided I’d mess around with a red eyed tree frog. Here he is, I carved him out of a half of a white pine log, about 3.5 feet tall. I used a couple chainsaws, and then sanded him down with an angle grinder. After a day or two for drying I revisited him and got out the die grinder and a powerchisel. Once all the little details were added I painted him up, and used 4 coats of a marine varnish. Any questions or comments welcomed!
Thanks for checking him out!
Tim

-- www.carvinglife.com is a new, developing resource for woodcarvers, especially those interested in chainsaw carving. Come check out videos, pictures, how to's and more!





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#1 posted 08-04-2008 10:11 PM

VERY NICE carving well done I and my wife to whom I have just shown this are most impressed well done.I like Frogs very much regardsAlistair

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

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#2 posted 08-04-2008 10:12 PM

This is really great. Soemthing a little different from many of the recent posts. Thats why I loev this place. So many different talents. Didd you just make this for fun?

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#3 posted 08-04-2008 10:44 PM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 08-04-2008 10:53 PM

haha how wonderful. What a lovely visitor you have in your yard, keeping an eye on things—and you can stop by and have a hopping good chat with him.

Now you need a little lily pad chair for you to sit on during your visits!

Fantastic work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 08-04-2008 10:55 PM

haha how wonderful. What a lovely visitor you have in your yard, keeping an eye on things—and you can stop by and have a hopping good chat with him.

Now you need a little lily pad chair for you to sit on during your visits!

Fantastic work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CARVINGLIFEdotCom

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#6 posted 08-04-2008 10:56 PM

Thanks Debbie,

Sadly he’s gone to a customers house, but I’ll get a chance to keep one for myself eventually. hopefully I’ll get to deliver another carving to the customers house and have a quick visit.
Thanks for checking him out!
Tim

-- www.carvinglife.com is a new, developing resource for woodcarvers, especially those interested in chainsaw carving. Come check out videos, pictures, how to's and more!

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#7 posted 08-04-2008 10:59 PM

Cool! Great carving!

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#8 posted 08-04-2008 11:13 PM

i wish i could do cool things like that…

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-04-2008 11:33 PM

A great looking Frog!

You are very artistic,

A Frog has been on my list to carve for along time now, although I don’t use a chainsaw.

Maybe this will give me some incentive, after I finish a few unfinished things.

Welcome to LJs, I’m glad to see another carver in our midst.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Zuki

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#10 posted 08-04-2008 11:36 PM

Thats really neat Tim.

I would really like to see your site. CS carving seems really interesting, however I’m not that fond of CS. They scare me a litte.

Pls keep posting projects.

Cheers

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#11 posted 08-04-2008 11:38 PM

Very whimsical friend you have created. I really like it a lot. Thanks for sharing Tim.

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

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#12 posted 08-04-2008 11:39 PM

Very nice.Great carving!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 08-04-2008 11:55 PM

Beats the heck out of a cement statue.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#14 posted 08-05-2008 01:20 AM

Wow, my mouth dropped, your frogs are great. Also, I love frogs and the treefrog is my favorite. I have always loved them since I can remember. I collect them, boy I wish I had one of these if I had my own yard to put it in. I’m glad you posted this so I can enjoy seeing it.

Diane

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#15 posted 08-05-2008 01:24 AM

There was a traveling zoo at our town library this weekend, and they brought around one of these, but in the flesh. Great likeness! Though I daresay a bit less jumpy than the real thing ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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