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Pine Wood End Grain

“Teigra” from the Beginning

When I first saw it, I was impressed by the strong grain patterns of this southern yellow pine lumber. So I turned it into a sculpture (of course)!
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C C Griffin Carving Black Walnut Piece

Blocking Black Walnut Log: Part 1

I'm in the studio examining a black walnut log. It's total stream-of-consciousness as I think out loud about what I plan to do.
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Black walnut log

Spongy Areas

Spongy Areas Have to Go! I’m just starting on my black walnut log. There are some spongy areas in the whitish sapwood that I’m investigating.
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First Black Walnut Piece

First Black Walnut Piece

This is a post that describes the beginning of a piece in black walnut wood. It starts at the point of splitting the log in half.
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Closeup of crack in apple wood

Cracks in the Wood?

This post illustrates how I filled cracks in an applewood sculpture using Elmer's glue, a metal spatula, and wood shavings.
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Attach sculpture to base

Attaching a Sculpture to a Base

Ever wonder how sculptures become attached to those bases that they sit upon? In this 20-second video I attach my sculpture "Moriko" to a base. Enjoy!
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