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Finally got a break from custom orders (coffee tables and fireplace mantels) which freed me up to getting back to the really creative and artistic stuff that I enjoy doing. I had this twisted piece of black walnut that I got from a hill country ranch last year. It looks like it either just sheared off from the base of the tree or was a result of a lighting strike that caused it to shear away as there was a charred area. Anyway, it sat around my shop for a year before it finally struck me that it would make an awesome looking marlin sculpture, twisting it's way and breaking the surface of the ocean. It's a fairly large piece almost three feet tall, and about 20" wide. The coloration for the eye detail and the vertical striping is a series of crushed stone inlay. The finish is a clear gloss that enhances the natural beauty of the black walnut. This is an abstract/stylistic piece as you'll see in the last picture, the backside of the carving reveals the natural element to the twisted walnut. Even though it has a curving, gentle twist, the piece is hard as a rock. The base is made from mesquite. The pictures are both in natural light as well as indoor lighting.
 

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Compliments, for sure! I envy you that artistic talent--I can only work in moderately straight lines and nearly square corners.
 

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Oh My! How beautiful is that piece. I absolutely love it and can imagine the time and effort to do something like that, but can see it was worth that time and effort. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Wow!!! That is awesome!!! Inlay really sets it off. Where is that art going to end up?????


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Wow!!! That is awesome!!! Inlay really sets it off. Where is that art going to end up?????


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Hopefully in the home or office of one of those "bluewater" boys. I'd love to see it go to a 2cooler and I'll be posting it on my website next week.

Thanks for all of the gracious comments...
 

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I'm by no means a wealthy guy but I'm interested in this piece! I love collecting woodworkings created by 2coolers... I have many things created by this group.

Shoot me a PM with your asking price.
 

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WOW, that Marlin is FREAKING AWESOME. I wished I had a place to display it as its by far one of the nicest pieces of woodwork Ive seen. Beautiful Beautiful work.
 
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