Wood Spirit Seth

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Project by CraigT posted 02-16-2018 02:11 PM 1225 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this carving from downed maple tree limb. Love seeing them come alive.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 03:58 PM

Good one. I love seeing carvings. You did a great job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 06:51 PM

The face has great expression. do you have a template or a sketch, or do you free hand it. I’d love to try but i think this would be out of my league!!

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 07:11 PM

Cool, has a sly expression.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 08:16 PM

I wish I could do that kind of carving!
You let out the “spirit” hidden in that limb.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#5 posted 02-16-2018 09:00 PM

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#6 posted 02-16-2018 10:33 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Craig!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 02-17-2018 01:59 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments. I freehand the faces for the most part, using a shop pencil to mark placement of features, nose, eyes, etc. They kind of develop as the carving goes along.

They all start as a limb or log.

I strip the bark and mark features.

Then start smoothing out and cutting in hair.

Then a finish sanding and waxing.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#8 posted 02-17-2018 02:12 PM

Great job, I love that wise expression. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 02-18-2018 12:51 AM

Craig , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-18-2018 03:45 AM

Thanks again Leafherder. Appreciate it Grumpy.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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