Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with visiting Horseshoe Crabs

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This Pyrography is done on Red Cedar and measures 11” x 19”. I have been to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse many times, it is one of my favorite Lighthouses. I added a few Horseshoe Crabs, another favorite. I grew up with Horseshoe Crabs and I love adding them to my pictures. I miss them.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 08:10 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous. I thought I was pretty handy with the burner; turns out I’m a novice. Very impressive.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 08:25 PM

Only seen horse crabs when I was very young on an North Carolina beach. I still remember it though. I’ve seen the documentaries on the crab and they are very interesting and ancient.
This burning is great.

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

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 12:22 AM

Very nicely done, your attention to detail is unsurpassed and gives the piece a realism, which makes you want to pick it up immeadiately! I used to play with horse shoe crabs all the time down there, some were as big as 18”-20” wide, roll one over in your hands for a really really great show! I see that you included my two favorite Gulls in the burning also-Gertrude & Heathcliff. Congratulations again on a most beatifull piece of work. Keep on Keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 12:22 AM

You are second to none, your work such as this is outstanding. Love seeing what your next posting is, a real treat.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 01:52 AM

BEAUTIFUL as always!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut [email protected]#%#[email protected]!!!......measure twice, cut....

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Heidi Neely

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 05:52 AM

This is simply amazing looking…..I envy your pyrography skills! Fantastic job :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#7 posted 02-05-2011 12:35 PM

awesome work again. I am curios, why do you you use red cedar mostly? Is it easier to burn?Please keep up the good work.

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#8 posted 02-05-2011 02:40 PM

Thanks again for the nice comments. You never seem to notice the places I messed up :)
I use Red Cedar because I did a commissioned piece for someone and they requested Red Cedar. I really like the way it burns and the finish it gives. It is very easy to burn, and carve. I am working on a Lighthouse Dremel Carving with Red Cedar too. Of course, now that I love it..I read the fumes and dust from Red Cedar are very dangerous. I am doing everything I can think of to keep the fumes from my face..I hope its enough.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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#9 posted 02-05-2011 05:12 PM

WOW! Nice work! How many hours did it take?

-- christopheralan

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 08:15 PM

By far the best burner I’ve ever seen! This one is especially nice!
Good luck staying clear of those Red Cedar fumes and dust!

-- -Joshuah

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 09:19 PM

Another excellent job, Doris.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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