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Project by ClaudeF posted 07-12-2021 05:08 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Florida Gator, carved for a special order. Basswood and acrylic paints. Height is Just under 5 inches. Here’s a 14 second video showing it at all angles: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRO7tP2Du_j/

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving





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Corec

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#1 posted 07-12-2021 05:23 PM

Random story from a Buckeye alumnus.

Florida beat us soundly in a bowl game at one point (2006?) and someone put up a 6’ tall Florida gator statue on the corner of 14th and High St (the center of the campus bar area and across the street from the student union) and then filmed people’s reactions from a distance. One dude punched it in the face and then it quickly devolved into a small mob stomping it into oblivion. As I recall, it only lasted a couple hours.

This brings back the memories.

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southgalawyer

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#2 posted 07-12-2021 10:56 PM

But why?
Also, Go Dawgs!
(Actually, it’s a pretty cool piece of work – lot of detail for only 5” tall!)

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 07-12-2021 11:10 PM

Nice one Claude!

Looks great…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 07-13-2021 12:13 AM

Claude, He’s totally great.

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#5 posted 07-13-2021 06:00 AM

Nice job!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 07-14-2021 04:51 PM

I forgot to mention…it’s actually a bottle stopper, with a recessed cork, so it can be on a bottle, or sit on a shelf.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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#7 posted 07-15-2021 03:02 PM

Go Gators!

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