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"Ridder" wood spirit wood carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 268 days ago 1249 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Ridder” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is full of wit and charm. “Ridder” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He is amongst the leaders in his community as he has a sense of the Way of things. He speaks from his heart and not his mind. To Love being here and to be Grateful for all that is are the only rules that guide him. He is trusted by all who know him. There is a lot of detail for such a small carving. He is pretty special to me. Nice smile and a very positive energy.

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I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 12 1/2” tall x 3 1/2” wide x 1 3/4” deep. This piece of wood has a great shape!

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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BusterB

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#1 posted 268 days ago

Awesome….nice work wiz

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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MShort

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#2 posted 268 days ago

Amazing wood spirit. Love your work !!!!

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 267 days ago

Another fantastic carving great job.

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deon

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#4 posted 267 days ago

You sure keep up a good rate of production of such minutely detailed work. Great stuff!

-- Dreaming patterns

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wiz

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#5 posted 267 days ago

Thank you all for your wonderful comments!!!

I do carve a lot, Deon. But a few of the carvings that I have posted were done a little while back.

<(8^)

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

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jim65

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#6 posted 267 days ago

great carving, detail and expression are wonderful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 267 days ago

That’s very impressive.

-- 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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Diwayne

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#8 posted 267 days ago

Thats a great work. ill check out your site.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 267 days ago

Sweetness, in is a very cool looking dude!

-- Dennis Zongker

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MontanaBob

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#10 posted 267 days ago

Outstanding…

-- 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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Roger

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#11 posted 266 days ago

Frickin awesome!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 264 days ago

He looks amazing and very adorable. Awesome carving on beautiful wood. Excellent job!

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 264 days ago

Gary, this is another wonderful carving. You have a lot of talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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