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Old 02-27-2009, 10:19 PM
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I finished up my carving today, the newspaper said it was a large rabbit while I was roughing it out, even though at that time it had wings, I thought that was pretty funny I have a copy of the paper to keep.

I had a great time and it is not over yet, tommorow is the auction I hope it goes well.

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:32 PM
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Hi Brian,
Awesome dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It did resemble a rabbit at a quick glance, but it sure doesn't now.
I need bigger wood, because I want to carve a dragon of some kind.
I hope you enjoyed Ridgeway,I was there a couple of years ago and am still in awe of the other carvers and their easy sharing manner.

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:44 PM
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Hi Brian,
Nice job - looks like the Easter Bunny's evil twin.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:31 AM
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Hi Brian, Sure looks like a lot of scales to do on there must have spent a couple of days just doing that? Looking good there fella! I left the last two years before the auction as I found that the let down after a week of mezmerizing carving & learning, with the low prices that they are giving the carvings away for.
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Oh thats just too funny. Thats the folks from Ridgway I know and love.....can you say...'you might be a redneck if....' rabbits could fly! C'mon...you were thinking it too.
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Brian, that's an amazing carving, to finish that in a few days is in itself a marvel, considering the work on the scales and all the detail, excellent work. You must be exhausted.
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Brian,
You are to be commended for your art. Working for "scale" takes on a whole new meaning.
Robbin,
I notice from the photos that the prices seemed awful low. What's up with that? Chain saw carving is hard work, expensive and largely unappreciated. We should not devalue our work - but hey that's just me. I guess when you're trying to promote an art form there is a learning curve for the public to accept it but few appreciate the skill involved and many still consider it "folk art."
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Thats an awesome Dragon. One day I hope to carve one that size.
Thanks for posting the pics.
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I have to comment on this. I agree in that, as far as Ridgway goes, we are a lumbering town so I guess to them its just another piece of wood. I also agree because I noticed that although there was a huge turnout for the auction itself, very few of those people that came to bid actually turned out during the week to watch the carvers actually do the work! They just see the finished product. I would hope after ten years the 'public' of Ridgway would be more appreciative,,,,but as I said earlier, us rednecks dont think that way. Personnally, I too came from a lumbering family, but I certainly do appreciate the talent put into it. On a side note, I ended up buying a nice owl for a carver from Japan named Naito "Knight" Wataur. Fine piece of work, as were all of them. Im so glad I went again this year. Yes, some of the prices were low; I, like others, had a set budget in mind, but If I could have, I would have bought more.
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Brian,
You are to be commended for your art. Working for "scale" takes on a whole new meaning.
Robbin,
I notice from the photos that the prices seemed awful low. What's up with that? Chain saw carving is hard work, expensive and largely unappreciated. We should not devalue our work - but hey that's just me. I guess when you're trying to promote an art form there is a learning curve for the public to accept it but few appreciate the skill involved and many still consider it "folk art."
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Great job on the scales. Hard to believe you get all that dragon compacted into a piece of log. You should have gone with the Rabbit idea...just make him really scarey - maybe next year.
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