Native American Bust

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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 10-13-2009 06:48 PM 1830 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Native American Bust that I just finished last night. I still have to make a base for it. It is about 8 or 9 inches tall. He is made out of Butternut as that is my favorite wood because it does not require me to paint, because I suck at it. Hope you all like it.

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This carving took the First Place Premium Blue Ribbon at the 2011 Anoka County Fair iand the 2011 Washington county Fair here in Minnesota.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#2 posted 10-14-2009 02:52 PM

Nice job Tom and good call not painting, Butternut is beautiful wood, your very talented. I haven’t had the nerve to tackle portrait carving yet.

-- So much wood, So little time

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#3 posted 10-14-2009 04:44 PM

Very nice. Great job on the details and I love the Butternut.

-- John @

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 11:36 AM

oh nice!!
wonderful work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 01:45 PM

A beautiful creation, & a superb job of carving.

I think natural is the best when it comes to finishing.

If it was painted, it would be similar to a plaster casting.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 04:48 PM

Thanks everyone. Butternut is my favorite wood because it has such nice grain to it. That and I don’t have to paint it like I do with Basswood. Cause my painting talent leaves a lot to be desired. That and Butternut gives the face more caricture.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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