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Project by Spoontaneous posted 04-14-2009 10:27 PM 1847 views 7 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Carved from a 4”x4” fence post off cut (pine or fir). I think the eyes were malachite and the whiskers are fishing line. I had to name it ‘Eight to Go’ cause the gallery didn’t want to sell a dead cat!

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





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 10:50 PM

HAH! That’s funny, and a great carving. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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NedB

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 10:53 PM

Hoorah for the gallery. I find it quite rude and will be glad when it fades from the project list in a day or two. Thumbs down, wishing there was an unfavorite button which would block it.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Big_Bob

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 11:03 PM

Cool!
You know what cats are good for? Targets!

Just in fun! And isn’t that why we do woodworking?

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Peik Löf

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 11:12 PM

Haha, very creative
Head is kind of miniature though :D

-- My signature is awesome.

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Rustic

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 11:12 PM

looks great No problem here

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 04-14-2009 11:12 PM

Thanks Kolwdwrkr, appreciate that you got a chuckle. You too Ned, I appreciate your input. Yeah, sometimes my stuff can be a obit dd-ended but certainly never meant to offend. It’s like the time when I sent this spoon to the gallery owner, it had a woman’s head at the end and breasts in the bowl part.. named ‘Breastfeeder’. She commented that she felt like the piece was objectifying women (objects of beauty?) and that she took offense. Actually, the spoon had been created during a time when my wife lost both breast to cancer. So no ill intention had gone into the carving itself, but her take on it was coming from a different ‘place’. So from now on, just look at my ‘good’ pieces. (grin) Anyway, I gotta tell you that I really like those cutting board designs in your profile. I haven’t seen any like them. And if you want to put me on your Christmas list….. :-)

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

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HokieMojo

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 11:13 PM

I’ve got two cats. If you were to have carved them, it would be a big footprint on their backs because they always run under my feet when I’m trying to cook dinner or carry something heavy up or down the steps. Of course, in trying not to squish them, I’m ussually the one losing one of my nine lives as I fall down the steps or spill a pot of bioling water. lol. This is a high quality carving even if it does make me a bit sad.

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steiner

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#8 posted 04-14-2009 11:15 PM

Of all the things I’ve ever seen that are tasteless, that is one of them. (But you did a good job on it, from a technical standpoint).

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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Spoontaneous

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#9 posted 04-14-2009 11:16 PM

Yeah, Peik, I kinda knew it was when I carved it but had problems enough trying to figure how how to fit the whole cat into a 4×4. I like that kind of input though. Thanks Big Bob and Rustic.

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

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steiner

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#10 posted 04-14-2009 11:26 PM

Kinda brings to mind the phrase, “Cats sleep fat, and walk thin”, in a twisted sort of way.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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Mike

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#11 posted 04-14-2009 11:28 PM

A series?

Now we need to see the other “eight” dead cats.

At least I would.

Get creative. And keep going.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Roper

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#12 posted 04-14-2009 11:31 PM

i think this piece is great, it show’s a side of life we all try to ignore, death. great work and keep’em comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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noknot

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#13 posted 04-15-2009 12:32 AM

Great work I want one put my on your Christmas list.And carve ned a sense of humor Ill pay for that one.

-- GO DAWGS!

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 04-15-2009 01:07 AM

Good one ! >grin< Welcome to lumberjocks !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 04-15-2009 01:15 AM

I KINDA LIKE IT :-))

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

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