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

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Project by wiz posted 01-08-2014 03:40 AM 3888 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you, “Roland” the Wizard. “Roland” is a very contemplative, wise soul. He loves life and is the most positive wizard. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. “Roland” has a wonderful energy and is loved by all. 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 and are ready to leave their old ways behind. This is a pretty big and heavy knot. He has a really kool shape. I love his hat!!

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I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. I carved a notch to hang him on. He measures 13 1/2” tall x 10 1/2” wide x 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, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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#1 posted 01-08-2014 05:18 AM

Another winner Gary.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 07:44 AM

Love it. Great piece.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 08:27 AM

You do incredible work. Always a pleasure to see.

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

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 09:41 AM

Great piece. Interesting striped nose.

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 10:30 AM

I just love it !!!

-- Sheetzy

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 11:20 AM

Another great looking carving…the face is so real looking…amazing work.

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

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#7 posted 01-08-2014 12:43 PM

Always amazing work, Wiz. So full of life and spirit. I would love to see you do an ‘epic’ piece one day…. like a 5’ wall panel. That’s easy for me to say… right?!

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

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 02:45 PM

dam, that’s all i have to say

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 02:56 PM

incredible carving. The life likeness is astounding.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 09:18 AM

Mighty cool, wiz.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#11 posted 01-10-2014 02:08 AM

Love it I wish I had your talent!

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#12 posted 01-13-2014 03:16 PM

Excellent carving! He looks spectacular, the details are really unbelievable. Absolutely stunning!

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 05:53 PM

Wow! Wiz, this is a wonderful Wood Spirit and it displays a lot of creativity and craftsmanship.

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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#14 posted 05-16-2017 07:41 PM

Thank you so much, Charles!! I sure appreciate that!!

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

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