"Furber" the Aquaknot carved by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 01-18-2014 05:20 PM 1172 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Furber” is a very friendly Aquaknot. He’s a real looker. He’s full of Love and Gratitude. He always has a smile to offer. He makes himself available to those in need and is a valued member of the Aquatic Community. He loves just cruisin’ along seeing what’s going on in the realm. He is a great communicator and often assists in settling the occasional misunderstanding amongst the Sea Creatures.



He measures 9 5/8” Long x 3” tall x 1 3/4” thick

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

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.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 09:49 PM

Very cute, nice work

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 12:39 AM

Novel idea. Nice pool of fish you have carved.

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

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 12:48 AM

The smile makes me wonder what he’s been up to. Another beautiful carving.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 02:02 AM

nice carving.

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 12:30 PM

I see you are very bussy man,excellent.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 03:04 PM

A fish from an exotic place. Awesome!

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

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 04:12 PM

Nice work, Wiz. You are very talented.

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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#8 posted 01-21-2014 10:41 AM

great work as always Gary…awesome carving.

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

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 05:18 PM

Great carving, Gary!!

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

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 05:28 PM

Thanks so much you all!! I sure appreciate it!! What a wonderful group of individuals! I feel very fortunate to be a part of LumberJocks. I hope to be able to be more involved when I’m not having to carve so much for a living.

I appreciate you all!



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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