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Blog entry by mpounders posted 764 days ago 2688 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second carving in the scene I am doing with the little cowgirl. She will be walking her chicken on a leash. I have some friends who keep a few chickens and I am always accusing them of dressing their chickens up and treating them like pets. I suspect getting them to wear a hat might require some extra feed though! I still have to burn and paint this, after I complete the legs and feet.

I used 20gauge copper wire and solder to get the basic armature for the legs and feet. I’ll cover them with epoxy putty and shape them and glue them to the body. This fellow is about 2” tall and 2” long, to be in scale with the cowgirl, and it is a little challenging to work that small. Especially making things like feet and tiny cowboy hats! Thanks for looking!

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



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Rob W

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#1 posted 764 days ago

very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 764 days ago

It’s very nicely done, Mike. Your work was wonderful when I first got here but it just keeps better and better.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- 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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Dez

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#3 posted 764 days ago

Well done!
I really enjoy following along on you projects! You are the one that got me interested in carving!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 764 days ago

fun and cool carving nice work Mike.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#5 posted 763 days ago

that’s just ba baa baawwk …....bad to da bone. meaning awesome of coarse

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 763 days ago

Figure out a way to use springs from bobble heads and you will have a genuwine dancing chicken! Cool carving!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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