Our past & Our future

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Project by hunter71 posted 07-12-2015 06:53 AM 1695 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today my britches are GREY, my jacket is Blue, color does not matter. The sword on my side would never be a weapon of choice in today’s military, it is symbolic like many things in history are. Today I take off my hat to our nation’s flag’s. One for our nations history, the other for our future. Ahhh yes, THE BOOK , Well, that is a choice we all have in our hearts, one that no government can control.
Russian Lipa wood and accessories. Carved flags, Apple Barrel acrylic paints

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 08:11 AM

Sweet sentiments.
Amen and keep up the fine work.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 11:27 AM

Well said and well carved.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 11:40 AM

Very well stated and done

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 12:43 PM

Simple truth! Very well done.

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#5 posted 07-12-2015 01:10 PM

Very nice, Jim. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 07-12-2015 02:25 PM

Well said and nicely carved.

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

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#7 posted 07-12-2015 03:41 PM

Great Work!

There is not one damned thong we can do about the past! We can try to make a better future!

The people getting all bent out of shape over an extinct symbol need a hobby!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 07-12-2015 06:21 PM

A tip of the hat to you for a well said statement and wonderful carving

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 07-12-2015 08:06 PM

Good job. You even got him to give a salute ! Looks great

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 07-13-2015 03:22 AM

Thank You all for looking. I am happier that the message was well received well, than the carving.
As my last few carvings have tried to show…...HOW CAN WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING, IF WE DON’T REMEMBER WHERE WE HAVE BEEN.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 07-13-2015 03:44 AM

Well, it’s a heartfelt bit of carving and admirable as such.

...but I still don’t see how anyone who’s ancestors were enslaved under that flag could be expected to have any affection for it; to pay their taxes or fight overseas and see it flying over any government building. Asking a bit much.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#12 posted 07-13-2015 05:50 PM

Looks great Hunter and good sentiments behind it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 07-14-2015 02:17 AM

I agree with bonobo,
Good carving but obviously STRONGLY disagree with your views and political beliefs.

Can we keep this forum dedicated to great woodworking projects and respect everyone on here by taking personal views to another more suitable forum?

Thank you.

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#14 posted 07-18-2015 11:37 PM

I disagree w/bonobo and EggMan. No one had to click on this project just so you could be offended. History is about remembering the past so we don’t make the same mistakes again. Great job hunter71, I for one love it. God Bless America.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#15 posted 12-22-2015 04:52 PM

It is pleasant to me…..

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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