Personalized Heart Wood Carving

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Project by wiz posted 10-15-2013 08:59 PM 2430 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I can inscribe something on the back to personalize it for no extra charge if it is something simple. I love how the tail sort of wiggles on this piece. And the carved out hearts have a little fluidness. I carved it out of Quilted Big Leaf Maple. This is the rarest of the Maple grains. Quilted Maple is seen usually only in the finest of electric guitars. This grain is mesmerizing to be sure. I really love it! I am so blessed to have this sort of wood to work with!

As I made this piece, I thought of so many ways to symbolize what this piece means to me. It’s like the impression of two spirits nestled in the heart of The one. The way two souls can touch and share but each still being unique spirits unto themselves. I had thought about doing something like this for some time. I love how it all works. Those moments of inspiration, guiding the process. The more I give into it and set myself free of constraints, the more amazing it all seems!

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I have dyed it Oxblood Red to enhance the grain pattern. It has great contrast on a white or light colored wall. This is a stunning piece! There is Quilted grain throughout the piece with some circular grain from a branch in the upper right lobe. I love how this one turned out.

It measures 25 1/2” tall x 11 5/8” wide x 1 1/4” thick. This piece is very dimensional

It is flat on the back so it hangs on the wall. I have carved a notch on the back for hanging and it is signed Wiz on the back.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 09:08 PM

very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 10:49 PM

Nice design and choise of wood. Love the grain. Nice job!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 11:02 PM

Very cool! Great design and beautiful art piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 03:26 AM

That is a very beautiful piece of artwork. Thanks for posting it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 04:04 AM

Love it! Very beautiful work.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 08:14 AM

That’s really good. Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 01:22 PM

real nice! great looking piece. You don’t get a sense of the size from the picture, it almost looks like a piece of jewellery. But given its real size I can imagine that it really stands about and looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 03:30 PM

It’s a beauty! The wood is very rich looking, great design and amazing finish. Excellent work!

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