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Dick, & Barb Cain

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04-14-2008 01:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource carving video image

I’d like to share this video, of Fred Cogelow,

who I think is one of the greatest woodcarvers in the world.

I put this in a blog comment, but I thought having it in a topic would give it better exposure.

He lives in the Wilmar, MN area. My sister, & her husband met him in a coffee shop once,

boy! did that ever make me jealous.

She said he carries a sketch pad with him, & said he’d like to make a sketch of her husband sometime.

I viewed an exhibit of his works, at a museum in Duluth once.

It was hard to leave the place. I wish I could have spent more time looking, but the museum has a closing time.
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Best of Show, ”ICOGITANT EXCOGITATOR”, at the 2007 International Woodcarvers Congress
From, Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2008 Issue #42

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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#1 posted 04-14-2008 02:04 PM

Hi Dick;

That’s a pretty strong statement coming from you!

You know I’ve got to check this guy out now!

Thank you Dick;

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 02:26 PM

Hi Lee!

Just Google his name, he’s all over the place.

He almost always take first place at the national woodcarvers congress competition.

They even make, & sell a skew gouge of his design now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 02:35 PM

Thanks Dick, that was very impressive.
You are no slouch yourself buddy.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 03:10 PM

Fred Cogelow has more talent in one little finger, than I have in my whole body.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 03:13 PM

He said (in the vid) that he was a “creator of designer fire wood”, how cool is that statement. I, by no means, equate myself to him but may use that statement in the future, I really liked it. Although I usually just create fire wood, not much design in it <laugh>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 04:35 PM

Thanks a million Dick ! Every time I see Fred Cogelow’s work, it moves me to tears….. not because it is a tear jerker, but because it brings out so much beauty and talent in one man. I have the honor of living in the same era this man has lived in. I have never seen any of his work for real…... I would be afraid to, for fear of breaking down in front of everyone present. He is to woodcarving what Nomran Rockwell is to Painting…. whose work also brings me to tears. My dying wish would be to live one day with him…... viewing his work and watching him work. I side with you about “talent in his little finger being more than I have in my whole body”. THANKS AGAIN FOR POSTING !

Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 05:39 PM

Thanks Dave, & Snowdog,

I mentioned to Lee that Fred Cogelow has designed what’s called a Skew Gouge.

Checkout this article from Japan Woodworker.

I don’t have any of these tools, because I haven’t bought any new tools lately.

Anyone interested in buying new carving tools, should look at these.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 07:15 PM

I just added the image of Best of Show,

at the International Woodcarvers Congress, 2007.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 07:21 PM

what amazing work.. thanks for sharing it

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 04-14-2008 09:51 PM

I’m glad you enjoyed this mott,

it’s hard not to share things like this.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 04-14-2008 10:26 PM

Hey Disk, Flex-Cut also makes skew gouges. I have a set of the palm skews.
http://www.flexcut.com/products/cart.php?target=category&category_id=127

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#12 posted 04-14-2008 11:05 PM

Thank you Toolz!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 04-16-2008 02:01 AM

Great carver. Thanks Dick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#14 posted 04-16-2008 07:31 AM

Thanks for the link Dick – I’ve seen his amazing work in the past, but his name hasn’t come up for some time…

Here’s a 2004 1st place piece that I recall:

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 04-16-2008 07:37 AM

This one astounded me when I first saw it a few years ago (you’ll have to click, as the image is to big for our format here):

http://carverscompanion.com/Ezine/Vol7Issue6/Congress/135.jpg

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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