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Location: Grants Pass, Oregon, USA

I am Gary Burns, better known as Wiz, the Tree Wizard.
I stared carving to make Christmas Gifts while putting myself through college in 1971. I started carving for a living in 1978. In the beginning I sold at at a flea market in Roseville, California and then craft shows. I then established "The Tree Wizard Gallery" in June Lake, California from 1984-2000. I am now carving at my home studio in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Carving is my Love and my Passion. Nothing else that I do gives me more pleasure. I believe that focusing on Love and Forgiveness is the gateway to the best of all possible experiences in life.
Carving tree scenes in slabs were some of the first carvings I did and I still love carving tree scenes. Each tree scene is carved from a single piece of wood with mostly a high speed drill, similar to a dentist drill. This enables me to get the detail you see. Each piece is completely original.
I really enjoy carving in burl wood. Each piece of burl is a work of art in itself. I carve the Wizards and Fantasy Fish in Pine knots. They have such an interesting quality about them.
I love to twist reality a few turns. I hope that my whimsical creations make you smile.

I have started a blog @ with some info on me and my carving techniques that I will continue to add to as I can. <(8^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 522 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 522 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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128 posts in 522 days

#3 posted 522 days ago

Glad to become a member! I am a wood carver and sell on etsy.

Thanks for such a wonderful online venue!!

Gary “Wiz” Burns

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#4 posted 522 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! I hope you will enjoy your membership. Look forward to seeing some projects!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 184 days ago

Thanks so much, Mariya!!! I appreciate the welcome!! Looks like a wonderful group of woodworkers!!!!


-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#8 posted 178 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic carver you are. Look forward to seeing more of your fine carvings.

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

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#9 posted 174 days ago

Like all of your carvings…absolutely awesome.

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

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#10 posted 174 days ago

Wow Gary, Your carving is just remarkable. Something I just always figured I was not artistic or skilled enough to even attempt to do. I figure we are close in age and I’m 65 and still have the same love for working with wood as it seems you do. Love your work.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 90 days ago

You are an accomplished artist and talented

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#12 posted 89 days ago

awesome work Wiz…..

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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