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Blog entry by Jordan posted 01-22-2010 07:37 PM 1012 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Adamas

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 07:51 PM

Beautiful work

-- Ivan Ilic

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 08:06 PM

Looks very nice. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 08:32 PM

INSIGNIFICANT?

Not to me. The detail in that lantern is far more than I could do with the skills I possess right now.

Maybe some day, hmmmm, someday.

Beautiful work, Jordan, beautiful.

db

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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sharad

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 08:33 PM

A great job Jordan.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 08:35 PM

Your talent, skill and your artful eye really is fantastic!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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degoose

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#6 posted 01-22-2010 08:58 PM

Just about the bestest thing I have ever seen…. you are a master…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 09:07 PM

it´s just amaze me everytime you post a project

Dennis

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 09:36 PM

i’m stuck on the “insignificant” label as well… what/? !!!
Rick says, “that’s NOT a carving!”
uh huh!

fantastic job on the man’s face, by the way!
And once again, watching the project in process just makes it even more impressive than … I don’t even know how to finish that sentence. Anyway, I love watching the journey.

Do you have any “during” photos of the lantern? Just so we can see that it really is carved.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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stefang

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 10:03 PM

awesome work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jordan

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 10:14 PM

No, I don’t have a progress photo of the lamp but I do have what the messy bottom and inside looks like and I think you can see the wood grain. Don’t worry, you’re not the first to ask the question “Is it really wood?” The little man diorama is only going to be stained, not painted but I rarely do that. Perhaps I shouldn’t have said insignificant but I guess I was looking at the big picture and which pieces take less time.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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reggiek

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 10:14 PM

Wow….and I really mean WOW….you keep getting better and better…and these posts are fantastic….I sure wish I could carve even close to how well you make these pieces….you have a great eye and a extraordinary talent…..I look forward to every post. As for the face….I think you could write the book on carving faces probably as well as the book that has been reviewed on this site….

Bravo!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 01-22-2010 10:28 PM

Holy Cowboy!!!! I am amazed of your talent. I have never tried any carving but it is hard not to want to start after viewing the postings on LJ. I think that is my problem I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. However, the carving will have to wait. I am just starting to learn marquetry. Nevertheless, I will continue to look forward to your postings.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 01-22-2010 10:35 PM

so it IS wood… thanks for that last photo!
See? Even more unbelievable.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Richforever

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#14 posted 01-22-2010 10:54 PM

Thanks for posting all this really cool stuff. It’s very inspiring to see what masterful wood creations are possible. The cowboys themes are awesome! Reminds me of the cap pistol, chaps, and Dave Crockett type caps when I was a kid. Thanks!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 01-22-2010 11:25 PM

WOW again ;-) I know what you mean about getting away, I, too, spend too much time here :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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