Pipe Smoking Hemlock Face Carving


“Pipin’ Parader”

This fella’ really enjoys a good smoke. He appreciates the solitude and reflection that accompany his evening-time toke. It’s the time of day when he can rest his legs and stretch out his toes for a bit. He sits, thinks, smokes and smiles of the day past and beauty that surrounds him.

15 1/2" tall, 4" wide and 3 1/2" thick

I carved this pipe-smoking rascal in a Hemlock knot. Hemlock knots can be found out in the woods where a Hemlock tree once resided. The rest of the tree rots away much quicker than the pitch-filled resilient, blank canvases of the woods :)


As always an intriguing inspiration piece.

look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a big hunk of the bowl I was turning.

Well he seems to be very content and really enjoying it.
When a carving is conveying expressions, you know it’s really good.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

You have a unique and soulful style ,
very nice carvings .

Wow that’s great ,super carving.

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