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Project by MichaelA posted 02-25-2014 11:44 PM 1267 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood is Silver Maple. Very nice wood to carve. A Comanche Chief must be strong and definite in his decision making for his people!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 12:34 AM

This is a ‘wonderful’ piece! Thank you for sharing -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 12:34 AM

wow, it turned out beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 12:41 AM

Thanks Ron and Steve and Welcome to Lumberjocks Steve!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 01:05 AM

Absolutely amazing.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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shipwright

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 01:09 AM

Michael my friend, you are just flat out good at this.
The hardship, the wisdom, the pain and the spirit of the man are all there to read in the perfectly crafted lines in his face. How can he be new or a few days or weeks old?
Surely he has been in that piece of wood for centuries waiting for you to free him.
I’m just blown away (again) Michael.

Beautiful and very powerful.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 01:16 AM

A masterful carving. This is a stunning piece of work. He immediately captured my eyes and pulled me in for a closer look.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 01:25 AM

Thanks Dale. Paul this sculpture I left it sitting in the art gallery drying because my shop was to cold. Silver Maple cannot take radical temperature changes. It exploded and this is what was left to work with. It just kind of formed itself. I was just the one who reshaped it. The wood will be what it wants to be!!!! Thanks again Paul and as always look forward to your next piece of art!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 02:11 AM

Truly an awesome piece. The face tells such a story about his life. That is a rare talent.

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

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 02-26-2014 02:11 AM

Great carving I love the detail and the expressions you capture, the American Indian carvings are special to me when the right expressions are captured especially after what they went through. Thanks for sharing to wonderful talent the Lord has blessed you with. O’Neal

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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MichaelA

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#10 posted 02-26-2014 02:31 AM

Thank you Peter I do try to take extra time on the eyes because they are the window to the soul!!!! Always great to hear from you Monte you always brighten up a beings day!!! Yes Mr. O’neal the Lord is my Maker and I do Love his work It’s very humbling and I give all credit to him!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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2x4xDoug

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 05:02 AM

Beautiful carving! I am so happy to hear that silver maple carves so well; we have so many around here that I should be able to get some good branches when tornado season comes around.

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MichaelA

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#12 posted 02-26-2014 05:10 AM

Yes Doug Silver Maple carves well but doesn’t like drastic temperature change. It will crack badly if not given a chance to dry evenly. Hope you find some nice pieces!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 02-26-2014 05:28 AM

Michael…that is an awesome carving…! The face has so much character and detail.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#14 posted 02-26-2014 06:05 AM

Awsome face, real person.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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MichaelA

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#15 posted 02-26-2014 06:27 AM

Thank you Greg you are a very talented individual who can read grain and flow movement of wood. Just love your sculptures. Appreciate you comment Majuvla. Your home town sounds interesting!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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