"Darby" the Elf Wizard by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 11-16-2013 05:33 PM 1446 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you, “Darby” the Wizard. “Darby” is a very contemplative, wise soul. He loves life and is the most positive soul. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. “Darby” is very skilled in perception and can see through the outer layers of things. He has a way of restoring the love that might be missing in whatever setting he finds himself in. He loves being a Wizard and passing on his ways to those who exhibit Love for their world. I love his hat and beard! This knot has a lot of character that allowed me to do a flowing beard.

This is a link to see him in my etsy shop:



I have flattened the bottom so that he sets on a shelf and does not hang on the wall. He measures 11 3/8” tall x 5” 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.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 11-16-2013 05:36 PM

That’s a beautiful carving, Wiz. You are a very talented carver.

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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#2 posted 11-16-2013 05:42 PM

Very cool great carving.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 08:08 PM

That’s about the best Wizard I’ve seen. Absolutely wonderful.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 08:21 PM

Truly outstanding work

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

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#5 posted 11-16-2013 10:04 PM

cool looking elf wizard. I really enjoy seeing your wonderful carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-16-2013 10:32 PM

That’s a real beauty, Gary! Awesome work!

-- Bob, New Jersey,

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#7 posted 11-16-2013 11:53 PM

He looks happy, happy, happy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 12:30 AM

FANTASTIC CARVING Love it ! Very inspireing work – You must be very proud to be able to create such beautiful Art Amazing Talent ::

-- 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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#9 posted 11-17-2013 12:50 AM

Man that is a very cool carvind. Such live expression in that face.. You did a super fine job on that one>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 02:02 AM

The Wiz iz THE Whizz. Beautiful work !!!

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

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#11 posted 11-17-2013 08:48 PM

Way Cool !!!Peace and Joy be with you….

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 04:50 PM

He looks adorable and magical. Loves his expression and beard. Excellent carving!

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