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"Late for Dinner" Wood Carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 296 days ago 1080 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this scene “Late for Dinner”. It’s a Bear Clan heading to dinner with determination. The little ones are especially focused just to keep up with the big guys. No Bear wants to be late for dinner! I wouldn’t even think of getting in their way. I love the story of a piece. It adds that little bit that trips ones imagination.

It measures 17 1/2” x 10 3/8” x 1 1/8” thick.


This piece sold a while back. Here is a link to the carvings I currently have for sale in my etsy shop:

http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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

It’s a beautiful piece of burl with birdseyes throughout the piece. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an aggro-bacteria. It starts sending out a huge number of buds showing birds eye grain through out the burl. It is very unusual and is very interesting to look at.

The technique I use is called pierced relief. I have been developing this method since 1971. This piece is carved out of one piece of wood. I am a self taught carver and am known for my enjoyment of whimsy. These carved scenes celebrate the beauty and tenacity of the forest.

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





15 comments so far

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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 296 days ago

your carving is beautiful and this piece has a great title and theme.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 296 days ago

I luv your bear carvings!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Nicely done for sure.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 296 days ago

Beautiful carving Gary, the bears look great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 296 days ago

You really do superior quality work. Awesome

-- 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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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 296 days ago

If you ever do a carving video, I want to see it!!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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dakremer

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#7 posted 296 days ago

that is really cool! great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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deon

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#8 posted 296 days ago

They look realy cute.

-- Dreaming patterns

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 296 days ago

Great work, man you sure do produce these beauty’s quickly…..

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

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GerardoArg1

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#10 posted 295 days ago

Wow! Nice work. Looks beatiful. Congarulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 295 days ago

Brings to mind that old saying, “You can call me anything except, late for dinner”, now I am going to
have a tough time getting that out of my sawdust clogged brain. Oh yeah, wonderful carving as usual and
no one is surprised that it is sold. Thank you once again for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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ward63

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#12 posted 295 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Such fine detail.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 295 days ago

Hey! Wiz this is a great piece. I love it.

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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wiz

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#14 posted 295 days ago

Thanks so much everyone!! I sure appreciate your wonderful comments!! I had a lot of fun carving this piece!

<(8^)

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

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Roger

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#15 posted 294 days ago

You certainly bring the life out of all your projects. WowZa!!

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

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