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Wood Spirit "Timber" , a wood carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 12-18-2013 03:47 AM 5844 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Timber” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very cheery soul. He is full of wit and charm. “Timber” 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. 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 11” tall x 6 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” 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.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 04:27 AM

Your work is truly exceptional.

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

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ward63

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 04:47 AM

Beautiful detail!

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 05:05 AM

Another super carving. You have a wonderful ability to carve joy into your work. Great Wizard.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 09:10 AM

Amazing work…. Love looking at these, they have so much life!

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

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 11:11 AM

You are VERY TALENTED! Are you self taught?
I sure wish I could carve like this..

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 11:49 AM

There is no one that does Wizards better than the Wiz. Beautiful work!

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

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wiz

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 03:29 PM

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your kind words! I am self taught, David Bethune.

<(B^)

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 05:18 PM

Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 07:27 PM

Wow Gary what can I say…Your carvings are always great to see. amazing characters with great expressions.
Excellent carving…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 09:22 PM

That is great, Wiz…...........Very realistic!!

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

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 02:21 AM

I think I seen him move…. Wow! He’s gr8 Wiz

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 05-16-2017 06:11 PM

Wiz, this is one of my favorite wood spirts; it looks like he has a lot of character and spirit as his hair and beard are flowing in the wind. He looks very much alive and these things make for a wonderful carving.

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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#13 posted 05-16-2017 07:47 PM

Thanks, Charles! I sure love carving in a Pine Knot. Not like anything I have ever carved in. I used to have so many that it seemed I would never run out. But the fire took them and haven’t found any over here in Port Orford. Maybe gonna have to take a trip to score some!!
Sure appreciate it Charles!!

<(B^)

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

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