New Carved Sculptures and Vessels

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Project by scott shangraw posted 06-03-2012 08:41 PM 2568 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a few new pieces that we created for our show this next weekend. We’ll be having professional photos taken of a new curly maple rocker and a couple of scultures that will be posted later in the month. But for now here are a few that we took pictures of.

The first is “Mini Me Twister”. Made from Alligator Juniper with a Wenge base and turquoise inlay, this is our smallest twister vessel at 13×11

Second is “Golden Moss” made from Alligator Juniper with a curly maple base, turquoise inlay and Gold Leaf, a first for us. This piece has several coats of finish on it to make it very shiny and add depth to the piece. It makes the gold leaf really stand out.

Third is “Eye Pod”. Made from mesquite burl this piece is left natural to show off the grain and the simple design.

Fourth is “Bloom” made from Juniper with turquoise inlay. This small vase shaped vessel has folds and waves and is 10×12.

We have been trying to create and come up with more wall designs besides carved ones. So this piece is log cutoffs in various sizes with gems inlayed ontop of a bed of gold leaf. Several layers of Epoxy Resin are poured over the piece.

The last picture is of a work in progress called “Pierced”. As you can see it has a lot of holes in it. Made from mesquite, Scott layed out a vein pattern and started drilling holes. This was quite a process and took a lot longer than expected. But boy is it spectacular. My favorite to date. I will post professional photos of this piece later on. It’s sure to wow at the show.

To see more photos and info on these and other pieces, visit our blog or our website

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 09:37 PM

Wow, Scott, these are absolutely beautiful! They are sure to be a hit at the show!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 01:31 AM

How, what, uhh, whoa! ummmm speachless !!! oh, and did I say WOW!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 03:45 AM

Wow! great pieces mate. well done.

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 05:36 AM

Nice work indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 07:06 AM

I don’t know why, but these pieces make me hungry for dessert. They are so appealing that it probably increases the pleasure sensors in the brain. The sheer skill involved in turning them is a remarkable feat that I would not even attempt! Best of luck in the show…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 07:12 AM

Beautiful wood and perfect work. Congratulations.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 10:56 PM

Very very cool…..more pics of #2 please!!! What did you use for the finish on that one? It looks great in the photo. I love the bark around the edge, great idea.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 02:14 AM

very nice work Scott. thanks for posting.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 03:11 AM

These are outstanding!

These are hand carved? Can you show us some of your technique? Or, is that your proprietary knowledge?

Even if you don’t tell us, these are real works of art!

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

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 05:59 PM

These are all really fine pieces. You must be very proud of them.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 01:43 AM

Excellent workmanship Scott.

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

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