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Project by Druid posted 06-26-2011 12:22 AM 3075 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodburning project, and it was done as part of a workshop put on by Lee Valley Tools in 2006. There is a small amount of carving done to give the eyeballs some shape. The colouring of the eyes is done with the pencils as shown in photo 4, and the rest was done with a wood burner. It was a good group that day, lots of fun, and the results were really satisfactory for everyone.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada





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smitty22

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 12:53 AM

Sure wouldn’t want to run into that guy in the woods!

Nice work, impressive – to say the least – for woodburning.

-- Smitty

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 01:50 AM

Looks great! Very realistic.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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robbinscabin

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 01:54 AM

I do a lot of carving but haven’t really tried wood burning…but I think you’ve given me inspiration to try it! Love the look!

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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rmoore

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 02:04 AM

Woah! I had to click on this to make sure it wasn’t a photo of a real wolf. Great job!

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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EPJartisan

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 02:17 AM

Nice Job!! The fur looks great. I have never wood burned but I enjoy the way it looks. I see your pocket jack… I got one for Christmas.. handy little tool.. even took it to Italy.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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shipwright

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 02:31 AM

The Eyes Have It, at least these ones sure do.

Compelling stare. Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Druid

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 02:40 AM

Thanks for the comments. I have to do a bit more of this. It certainly can add a lot to any project, carved or otherwise.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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tinnman65

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#8 posted 06-26-2011 03:41 AM

Very nice work, and for your first pyrography project that amazing. You must have had a great teacher. I wanted to attend a class given by Julie Bender this year but I just couldn’t make it. Well there’s always next year.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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tomd

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#9 posted 06-26-2011 03:50 AM

Great work, realistic and scary.

-- Tom D

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prompt

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#10 posted 06-26-2011 04:07 AM

Hi Druid. The eyes look as if alive.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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bch

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#11 posted 06-26-2011 04:21 AM

That is most impressive. I, too, thought it was a photo.

-- --bch

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spunwood

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#12 posted 06-26-2011 04:52 AM

ooooh! Scary and beautiful

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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knottysticks

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#13 posted 06-26-2011 07:39 AM

Ohh , thanks now I have to learn wood burning too ;] Nice job John !

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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cathyb

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#14 posted 06-26-2011 08:15 AM

Terrific. At first glance, I thought it was a cat because they can stare with deep intensity. Great job…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 06-26-2011 11:25 AM

Almost photo-realistic. Great detail and toning, John.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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