Black Sand Beauty

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Project by scrimman posted 04-24-2012 06:54 PM 1526 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a carving I did for my dad about 10 years ago now; it’s a Blacktip Reef Shark carved out of spalted Pecan that used to live in my brother-in-law’s place before a major storm, and it sits on a large hunk of Texas Ebony that my dad found for me. The shark is about a foot and a half long.

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 07:48 PM

Excellent proportions on the shark, and the base compliments your work well.

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 07:49 PM

I am very “taken” by your shark.

About 10 years ago I saw something very similar in an art gallery in St. Augustine, FL. It was done in Cherry and was about 18-20” long.

That encounter was the spark that got me into woodcarving: Suddenly I thought: “I ought to be able to do that”. And I have been carving ever since.

-- Carvin' Tom, Pittsburgh, PA, No, I'm *not* retired. I am a "recycled teenager!"

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 10:58 PM

Wow, that’s a beauty, love it! Nice lines, very graceful…...........Excellent wood…...............

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

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 01:16 AM

scrimman very beautiful piece. That Texas ebony can take a toll on your carving chisels. I have broke a few but the wood is so beautiful its well worth it!!!!! Nice contrast In woods.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 04:36 AM

I love it!!! If I saw that for sale I would buy it for sure!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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