Catalpa Green man

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Project by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 02-03-2014 09:43 PM 1400 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Catalpa wood, 11”x14”x3.75” I learned the glued on copy technique from Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Workshop online video lessons, the guy knows his stuff! I had acquired more tools by this time, and got a feel for using a mallet as well. Started making my own jigs to hold the piece as carving screws and the like are insanely expensive (will post these and other goodies in ‘my workshop’). Catalpa was more of a challenge to carve than basswood, but I like a good test. Finish is homemade beeswax/carnauba wax mixture burnished with a cotton sock.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 10:31 PM

Very nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 12:14 AM

You are a real artist! Beautiful stuff.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 12:17 AM

all of your pieces are so beautiful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 10:15 AM

Thank you folks for your kindness, I do love the medium of wood!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 03:03 PM

He looks amazing with those awesome details and the wood is beautiful. Great work!

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DeLayne Peck

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 03:11 PM

Beautiful work! Your projects are a joy to look at.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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