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The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge #17: Time to finish up and get ready for the unveiling

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Blog entry by Jordan posted 1395 days ago 1675 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: The end - tips on texturing and painting Part 17 of The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge series Part 18: Shoe Challengers Unveiled! »

Well wouldn’t ya know it – just when I need it most, my camera died so I had to try it with the Ipod – not so great.
At any rate, this is not about me, it is about YOU and your SHOE.

I have decided that the unveiling will be on Friday, Nov. 12th. so it’s time to finish your masterpiece.
Considering the time zones are different, I will contact Martin about how you will post your photos ahead of that day so that they can be shown to your LJ buddies together.

As far as I know, there are 7 confirmed participants that will be ready but there were some stragglers who I haven’t heard from yet so if you’re out there, please email me so I can keep you informed of the plans.

I’m very eager to see what you’ve all done and am truly pleased that some of you survived all the way through!!!!!!
Congratulations to the Great Lumberjock Shoe Challenge Survivors!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 1395 days ago

it has been interesting, that’s for sure and in the end I do have a “shoe”.
Would never have done it without you, Jordan. Thank you
and I, too, can’t wait to see everyone’s creations.

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

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Karson

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#2 posted 1395 days ago

Jordon” I stated that I as in for your challenging project

However I’ve been busy on the toys that we make for kids. I just finish up 100 of the cars last night. So I won’t be able to post any work that never got started. I did buy the basswood, but that was the closest I got to get started.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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hairy

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#3 posted 1394 days ago

That’s what I’ll do! I’ll take pics with my cell phone, there’s no way I can shoot a decent pic with that. Then I can say, “It’s really cool, I wish I could show it better”

Thanks for the tip, Jordan!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1394 days ago

Hairy – you are BRILLIANT!!
that’s what I’m going to do too … “too bad you can’t see it in person… it looks so much better than in the picture”
lol

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

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Jordan

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

Well, you can always resort to photoshop!!!! Hairy, I wouldn’t worry about yours, it is excellent!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Aaron McCain

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#6 posted 1394 days ago

I was thinking of posting a picture of the original shoe and wowing everybody with the lifelike details and paint job! I’ll make sure to put it in front of some sort of backdrop so there are no size references at all. Who needs photoshop?

Actually I finished carving last night, still need to hollow out and add a few details, but should be able to make it by the 12th pretty easy.

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Jordan

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#7 posted 1394 days ago

Wouldn’t that be funny – if everyone posted their real shoe – Aaron, don’t give anybody ideas!!!!!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 1394 days ago

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s masterpieces. I really wanted to do this but my other project still isn’t done and since it took me several years to convince my husband to let me make it, I couldn’t abandon it now. (I hope I can unveil it before year’s end.)

I got a little further than Karson: I bought the Kutzalls, picked out the shoe, and already had the basswood. So, Jordan, will Karson and I still get continuing education credits for our efforts?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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DAWG

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#9 posted 1394 days ago

Can’t wait to see all these shoe’s and boots. Great job Jordan, thanks for sharing your time and talents.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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TJ65

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#10 posted 1394 days ago

I’VE FINISHED, I’VE FINISHED!!!!!! painted and everything.
Can I post it now!!!!! I dont know if I can wait!!!!

I know, I know, I cant but…......

Anyway Jordan, hugs and kisses all the way from Aussie land for all you’ve done and made us aware of just how much we really have within.
I am soooooooo pleased with how it turned out. I might just have to make another so I have a pair! (not just at the moment-my head has to get around all this first!)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 1393 days ago

TJ65

It’ll be nice to see a shoe made in Australia, & not China! <(:O}&

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jordan

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#12 posted 1393 days ago

That’s just super Theresa- Deb has given me instructions on how to tell everyone to post on that day so you’ll be hearing from me. Congratulations!!!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 1393 days ago

Here – Here. I’m for extra credit for late (I mean really Late) entries Thanks L/W for the suggestion.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jordan

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#14 posted 1389 days ago

Every now and then someone sends me a picture of their shoe project and I am blown away! yes, we lost a lot of challengees but the ones who managed to stick with it have done a fabulous job. I spoke about you at this weekend’s wood working show so some newbies will stop by on the unveiling day.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 1389 days ago

exciting and nerve-wracking all in one! :)

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

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