My First Real Wood Spirit

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Project by Waterlog posted 10-07-2014 01:35 AM 1477 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are thousands of wood spirits roaming around but, I am okay with how this one came out. I went step by step following the DVD. Rewinding and replaying from start to finish in one sitting (5 hours including breaks & interuptions). Cottonwood bark purchased in person at the Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers store in NC as we were coming back north. Eventually, it was oiled, waxed and mounted on a white oak board. The DVD I followed on this project was “Carving Woodspirits In Cottonwood Bark” by Skylar Johnson produced by AlpineViews Publishing Co. Total run time 90 minutes.

-- LWB Waterlog

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 12:06 PM

Nice work !very good for your first one.

-- BigDan

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 11:01 PM

This is really cool. Can’t wait to see the finished product. How big is it? What is the material? Is this your first carving? Which DVD are you referring to?

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 03:34 AM

Very cool. Carving is something that escapes me, and I have tried to no avail.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 03:48 AM

Thanks for the comments. I updated this listing with the DVD details and added a couple pictures of the finish work. About 12 inches tall. I do a fair amount of carving but mostly signs and other odds and ends for pleasure. My wife is pushing me to sell this one on eBay like Nancy Tuttle. Wholey cow is she a great carver. If you like this kind of artisan carving checkout her web site.

-- LWB Waterlog

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