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richard taylor

ejler hjorth-westh

dan stalzer

rick turk

joe hill

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Rip Kirby
"The Bass Player is the last of six carvings from a walnut log five feet long and two feet in diameter bought from Whitethorn Construction in 1998. Some of the other pieces were a sax player, an angry elephant, a glowering gorilla, and a basketball player making a jump shot. Local walnut is my favorite carving wood. It is reasonably predictable to work with mallet and chisel, remains remarkably stable, and finishes beautifully with oil and wax."
Rip Kirby
827B Redwood Drive
Garberville, CA 95560