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Blog entry by Jordan posted 08-16-2010 10:56 PM 1487 reads 3 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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degoose

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 10:58 PM

So well done… I can’t tell its not wood… lol… I mean that it is wood…

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

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watcher

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 11:03 PM

its not just the great carving you do its the great paint and detail you do with it that truely makes all your work a piece of art. if i ha a 1/4 of the tallent you have i would be happy for sure.

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care

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wseand

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 11:05 PM

It is turning out beautiful. I was wondering if it comes in XL and size 10 moccasins. LOL Can’t wait to see it completed.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Eric_S

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 11:10 PM

Holy crap, thats wood? But it looks so soft. AMAZING!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 11:12 PM

BOOO :—0 as usual I´m speachless over your work and how you do it
simply amazing how you carve the waste away that ain´t the warshirt

thank´s for sharing your progress Jordan

take care
Dennis

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JJohnston

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 11:21 PM

Even without color I’m blown away. The texture on the upper parts of the sleeves is mind boggling. Each one of your pieces gives me the same feeling we all had back in 1983 when Luke pulled off Darth Vader’s mask and we saw his face for the first time.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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majeagle1

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 11:29 PM

This is just amazing Jordon, as all the rest of your pieces…....
I can’t imagine the hours of detail work in something like this. But, in the end, it truly ends up looking
like the real thing, leather, feathers, beads and all! If I saw this hanging up, I would probably try to grab it and try it on…......

Fantastic and thanks Jordon

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 11:35 PM

It is coming along beautifully, Jordan! It is fascinating to watch this come to life. I hope you take some pictures that will show us how you do the beading when the time comes. I am really interested in seeing how that is done. Do you tell the customer a certain time limit? Or do you put one on yourself more so. Keep up the good work. Thank you so much for taking the time to document this for us.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Karson

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 11:39 PM

Jordon:

The piece is coming together beautifully.

I would really love to see your work in person. But, alas that will probably never occur.

Just have to live through the pictures.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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sticks4walking

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 11:44 PM

Jordan: Are you kidding me, you never disappoint with your carvings. Totally amazing. The waiting is the hardest part, hey that sounds like a song. LOL. You sure set the bar high. Keep up the good work.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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longgone

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 12:02 AM

Jordan, it is coming along great. Being our own biggist critic is what keeps our work improving and keeps us motivated. Last week I ran into a guy I know who was a woodworker last time I saw him (about 4-5 years ago). He was always a person who wanted to rush a project to get it done quickly and did not mind cutting corners to save time. = half ass work… He is now working in an electronics store and does not do woodworking anymore.

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 12:07 AM

It is really, really difficult to see how you are able to make this look so lifelike in such a short time. It would take anyone else months if not years to do as much as you have done in a few weeks. I am totally blown away to watch your work progress and come to life! You are certainly far more than just an ARTIST but I don’t have the proper terminology for whatever it is we should call you! SALUTE!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mpounders

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#13 posted 08-17-2010 12:11 AM

Gorgeous stuff, man! Makes you want to reach out and feel how soft the leather is… or straighten a fringe or roll a bead between your fingers. Even knowing what it is and how you did it, you are still fooled, you still believe. A certain magic.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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reggiek

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#14 posted 08-17-2010 12:39 AM

That shirt is looking very good…excellent progress. You make it sound hard…but look easy…..such magnificient detail….it is truly amazing work.

I am sure that those annoyances that slow you down would be major obstacles to me….I just couldn’t imagine trying to tackle something so intricate. I was carving some detail spirals on a turned potpourri bowl the other day and I was thinking that even just these few spirals I was putting in were tedious and time consuming. The small progress I was making made it feel like forever and I almost gave up the ghost before I finally got the curvature and texture the way I wanted. I had to laugh after seeing this post….here I thought I had such difficult task with my project…..lol.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 08-17-2010 12:40 AM

you sound a little frustrated but I kno you are enjoying every moment! (especially knowing that winter is around the corner)

As always, I am in awe of the transformation. I just want to reach out and touch it.
I wonder if they have spray-on leather aroma :) That would really mess with people’s minds :D

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

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