Thorsen Table Challenge #13: Still carving away !! Getting close to the end.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-18-2007 05:19 PM 1806 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Showing some more of my cards ! Part 13 of Thorsen Table Challenge series Part 14: A Video of my table entry »

I now have 3 apron panels completed, so here are some pics of the progress.
Things aren’t getting done as fast as I wish, but I have to take care of some spring yard chores, or else we’ll never get out to our cabin this summer.

That’s the trials, and tribulations of having two places to live.

Working on Hummingbird panel. There will be two Hummers, & two Roses.

It got warm enough, so I was able to carve outside.

I got some help from the neighbor cat.

A close look at a rose that needs some cleaning up before it’s complete.

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 05-18-2007 05:35 PM

Dick, this is so beautiful. I continue to be in awe of your work.

Barb, love the cat pix. hahah.. isn’t that just like a cat—needs to be “ON” whatever it is that you are looking at!!

(Oh, and great t-shirt!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 05-18-2007 05:47 PM

Looking good, Dick. Like all artists, you make it look easy, but those of us that have attempted carving know the truth.

Very nice – looking forward to seeing the completed table, Dick.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 05-18-2007 05:59 PM

Wonderful Dick. Can the cat carve as well? : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-18-2007 06:04 PM

I love it it is great and I love hummers.


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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 05-18-2007 06:24 PM

Wow. Love that hummingbird!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 05-18-2007 06:32 PM

Great work as always Dick! Envious of your multi-talents, all of which you do so extremely well. Very excited to see the finished piece. Thanks for taking the time to share the “stages” with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 05-18-2007 07:10 PM

Great job on your table. It’s looking great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 05-19-2007 02:58 AM

WOW Dick! Now this is really looking good but I knew you had to have a secret weapon and it’s that cat isn’t it! LOL!!!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 05-19-2007 04:48 AM

Now, Dick all this time I thought you were doing these carvings, but you’ve slipped up and now we know it has been the cat all this time. LOL. Great carving! I’m patiently waiting to see it finished.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-19-2007 06:02 AM

Dick, Great to see the live action photos! Thanks! Great carvings.

-- John

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 05-19-2007 06:20 AM

Thank you,
I told my wife not to take picture of the real carver, but she let the cat out of the bag.LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 05-19-2007 07:13 AM

Excellent! Wonderful carving! Good luck as you close in on the completion of the challenge Dick. I’m still envious of those skills…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#13 posted 05-21-2007 06:54 PM

Nice t-shirt.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. Wonderful carvings.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#14 posted 05-21-2007 07:37 PM

Wonderful art. Great shirt. Does the cat help you much?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 05-21-2007 08:14 PM

Thanks LJ’s,
The cat helps with the Cat-naps.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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