"West Willie" the Elf Wizard carved by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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I introduce to you “West Willie” the Elf Wizard. He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery, even under huge pressure. “West Willie” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He is inspiring to all that he meets. He loves passing on his Wizdom but is a very good listener. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. He is loved by all and welcomed in all woodland gatherings. The shape of this piece of wood is very special. Most of the knots that I get are straight on the sides. I love working the hair into the sweeping sides. There is a lot of detail in this carving. This is the link to him in my etsy shop:



I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 14” tall x 5 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 at 07:48 PM

I am so impressed by the detail and how clean your work is. Truly awesome work.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-11-2013 at 07:55 PM

Absolutely wonderful!!! He’s alive and full of joy!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 at 08:06 PM

Incredible job

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 at 08:24 PM

Fantastic carving!!

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

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 at 08:40 PM

Great character…......................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 at 09:04 PM

Gary, that is so real looking, you are truly the Wiz of carving!! Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 at 09:07 PM

Willie looks great ,a very fine carving.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 at 11:12 PM

Looking good!

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 at 01:23 AM

Impressive detail and the expression is great! amazing

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 at 02:54 AM

ART !!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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-- 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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#12 posted 12-12-2013 at 03:02 AM

Another great carving Gary…such a happy joyful expression on the wizards face, so real.
Excellent carving as always.

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

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#13 posted 12-12-2013 at 03:25 AM

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-some.

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

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#14 posted 12-12-2013 at 05:45 AM

Awesome job.

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 at 05:40 AM

He looks to be a very happy soul. Superb carving. & what Spoontaneous said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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