"Car Tires on a Gravel Road" part 2

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Project by mpounders posted 07-14-2015 09:42 PM 1794 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved the guy in the rocking chair back in April and thought i was finished. I had originally planned to have more characters, but thought it was more work than I wanted, especially since I wanted to do the glider. But I like a challenge, so I did the glider and then the lady, and then I figured it wouldn’t take much to add the dog and a few other items. I had thought I wanted to have a wall behind them and a roof over the porch, but it created too much of a shadow when I mocked it up. This time, I am really finished! Thanks for looking1

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 10:27 PM

Awesome attention to detail. I love it.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 10:28 PM

What a wonderful talent. Very nice.

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 02:19 AM

Nice Job Mike

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 02:22 AM

Great diorama, I love it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 04:27 AM

Awesome detail. Thanks for sharing.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 07-15-2015 07:28 AM

Very nice. you wrote “This time, I am really finished”. You know, you may extend the story to show the house inside behind the terrace with a removable roof and the garden in front of the house.
the bottom line is that the artist himself decides when it is finished. I’m not arguing, just kidding.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 11:29 AM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#8 posted 07-15-2015 12:20 PM

I’m glad to see you didn’t stop with just the man in the rocking chair. This is very, very cool.
I admire your talent.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 07-15-2015 12:25 PM

Wow Mike! You struck a memory nerve in my head with this one. Takes me back to sittin on my Uncles porch, and listening to his stories. Thnx for the walk down memory lane. This is a fantastic carving and creation of yours.

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

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#10 posted 07-15-2015 01:33 PM

WOW! That is talent! Great carving. I love the expression on the dog.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 07-15-2015 02:12 PM

That is a wonderful piece of work, Mike. I love everything about it.

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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#12 posted 07-15-2015 02:22 PM

You hit the nail on the head. I have lots of fond memories of old folks sitting on the porch. We sure miss a lot sitting in the house under the AC.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#13 posted 07-15-2015 03:34 PM

Great stuff Mike!!!

This reminds me of a story my Dad told me about his summers traveling at about the age of fourteen with his father on business from Chattanooga to south Georgia around 1920. His father was with a bank who made farm loans throughout the Southeast and he often had to make long trips to see the banks representatives in other towns and see about problem loans. The roads back then were mostly gravel and dirt and road signs were few. His Dad loved to play a little game with the locals by pulling up to someone sitting out on their porch like in your carvings and shouting to them “Is this the way?” never saying the way to where. Inevitably the reply was shouted back was “Straight ahead!”.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#14 posted 07-15-2015 04:25 PM

I see it not just as woodworking project, I see this as a incredible life story.Looks so alive and authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-15-2015 04:51 PM

Some people have talent that just “stands alone” sir, are one!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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