"Automaton" #9: Finished!

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 01-28-2012 10:05 PM 1239 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the toy finished last night and took some pictures this morning. You can see the completed project here. It was fun. Here is a link to the video also. Thanks for following along!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 10:19 PM

Superb Mike! Tres bien! Nice job on the painting.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 10:21 PM

wonderful just beautiful I can’t dance that good and I am not made of carved wood.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 01:27 AM

His joints look a little more limber than mine, but I never could dance, even back when the hips and knees and back didn’t ache all the time.
Fantastic Mike, I love the whimsy and detail that you put in your work.
They each look like you’ve put everything you can into them.
Well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 03:09 AM

looked good without the paint——————now, it’s fantastic… very very kool. I can hear them heels hittin that hardwood floor. really nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 02:00 PM

Super job – excellent carving and characterisations.

I’m not sure which dancing style is being demonstrated, but it reminded me of a link I was sent that revealed the origins of Irish dancing :

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 03:22 PM

Totally packed full of ‘character’! Really great job on both the carving… and the movement. Impressive.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 03:25 PM

It’s absolutely wonderful, Mike.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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