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  • #16
    Away west of me in the Granisle district of BC, the cottonwood bark runs as much as 6" thick and it is for sale.
    The trees with the broken tops have the thickest bark. Some runs 3-4" in my district.
    Brian T

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    • #17
      Originally posted by pallin View Post
      Thanks for sharing some of your carvings, including your first from your time at June Lake, CA. (2008).
      Here is my first relief carving, also from Calif., but it goes all the way back to 1949:

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      I love it! what kind of wood is that?

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      • #18
        Welcome to the site AK you have some very impressive carvings there, what is your Etsy account?
        Mark N. Akers
        My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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        • #19
          Welcome to this forum, your carvings are very impressive. It is nice to have you post your pictures for our enjoyment. Thank you!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by AK Wood Wiz View Post

            I love it! what kind of wood is that?
            Mahogany (not sure which variety)

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            • #21
              Welcome AK, You will like it here, there are some super nice people on here that love to share their knowledge of wood carving.
              Larry

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              • #22
                Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your first wood spirit carving and later ones. Very good for us newer carvers to see!

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                • #23
                  Looks like your parents inspired a great carver. Great to have you aboard.
                  If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                  www.spokanecarvers.com

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Mark N. Akers View Post
                    Welcome to the site AK you have some very impressive carvings there, what is your Etsy account?
                    https://www.etsy.com/shop/alaskawoodwizard

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by David B View Post
                      Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your first wood spirit carving and later ones. Very good for us newer carvers to see!
                      Thank you!! I just celebrated 222 sales on etsy this week! I started trying to sell on that site in 2014, and I feel like I've come a long way since then. While working my full time job, there were periods during that time when I wouldn't carve anything for 3-6 months, but after a nice long break, I'd always get back into it. Each time I'd restart, looking at carving from a different perspective.. Now that I don't have any work for the inevitable future, it has been fun to carve each and every single day. It feels like I can retain the "aha" moments better since I'm learning new things day to day. Best advice is to never give up! and as Nancy Tuttle once told me, "Carve for the fun of it!" No need to be too serious or make 'work' out of it :-)

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                      • #26
                        Welcome to the forums! I can see a bit of Gary's influence in your wood spirits - that's a good thing, as I really admire his pine knot wood spirits.

                        Claude
                        My FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudesWoodCarving/

                        My Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/cfreaner/

                        My ETSY Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Claude View Post
                          Welcome to the forums! I can see a bit of Gary's influence in your wood spirits - that's a good thing, as I really admire his pine knot wood spirits.

                          Claude
                          Thanks Claude! I remember you from the woodcarving etsy group. I just remembered that I haven't visited that group in quite a long time also! I love your creations. Good to see ya here

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                          • #28
                            Welcome aboard

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                            • #29
                              Welcome from the deep south (53N) in the Canadian Rockies.
                              Brian T

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