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Project by MShort posted 06-19-2015 08:44 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little cowboy that I carved from a 2”x2”x6” block of basswood, painted with acrylic paints.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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kdc68

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#1 posted 06-19-2015 09:38 PM

Very realistic !.....Great job on this..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Chris

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 06:29 AM

I love ‘Little Cowboy’. I can actually see him in action..that’s funny.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 10:18 AM

very nice – it takes an artist

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 11:56 AM

Good looking carving, Mike!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 02:02 PM

Love the detail just one out standing cow guy.
Feel like he’ll walk off any second. COOL!!!

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 02:15 PM

This carving is nicely done.

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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#7 posted 06-20-2015 03:57 PM

bambam, he does look like he’ll just walk off at any second doesn’t he? Neat.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 07:08 PM

That little guy has lots of personality Mike, well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 08:59 PM

Great little character study!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 06-23-2015 09:20 PM

Looks good!

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

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#11 posted 06-29-2015 07:36 PM

Looks like he needs a Beer in one of those hands. Very Nice job on this.

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Chris

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#12 posted 06-30-2015 04:06 AM

Do you see the face in the wood -spirit of the tree- before you carve a piece? Do you allow the piece to talk to you? Or do you simply envision in mind’s eye and then implement? Just curious.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#13 posted 06-30-2015 11:53 AM

Chris – This was a bandsaw blank that has the general pattern to it. I shape up the wood and then let the wood talk to me. On the face I start out with the nose and let the rest just flow. I envy those that see the face before they carve it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Chris

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#14 posted 06-30-2015 12:08 PM

Thanks for sharing Mike. Very interesting. That’s an interesting detail….starting out with the nose. LOL!!

You know, I can see faces in so many things—select woods, forest margins at dusk, canopies of trees, etc; However, I have not been very successful at my attempts to replicate them through carving. I really wish I could take a class or two eventually, along these lines. I’m not certain what my hang up is.

Maybe, it is the nose. Then again, I haven’t surrounded myself with great artists such as yourself Mike. That might be the lacking element.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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