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Project by Echofive posted 06-30-2009 11:13 PM 1871 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From the Pixar movie Cars, this is “Mater”. I carved him from basswood for a friend. All parts are hand carved, except the tow rope, the eyes, and a few metal hooks for accessories. The rearview mirrors are made from bamboo skewers.

-- Chip, Massachusetts





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 11:32 PM

That’s cool! Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 11:34 PM

fun project well done

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Dudley

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 12:42 AM

That’s cute as a button. Good job.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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NedB

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 01:00 AM

just showed that to my son, who said ‘tuhmater without the Tuh!’

yep, Cars was on the heavy play list for quite some time.

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

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FrankLad

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 02:08 AM

Nice job, man! Hand-made beats store-bought toys any day of the week!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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Echofive

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 03:38 AM

I really appreciate your comments. I’m especially happy with my Mater. There were MANY hours invested in this project. I even had 2 ER visits hahaha.

Rule number 1 for wood carving: Sharp tools cut wood. Dull tools cut YOU.

-- Chip, Massachusetts

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oldwoodman

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 04:24 AM

Let me add my two cents. Great job!! I smiled as soon as I saw your project. This was truly a labor of love and will be greatly appreciated by your friend.

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 04:45 AM

Great looking truck! You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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toyguy

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#9 posted 07-01-2009 12:32 PM

Very nicely done…....... Your little “Mater” looks great.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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MarkWilk

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#10 posted 07-01-2009 03:02 PM

Outstanding work. That one belongs on a safe shelf, but then there would be no fun playing with it. Excellent job!

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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MauBow

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#11 posted 07-01-2009 03:23 PM

I’ve got a nephew that would love to have that! Great carving!

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.

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Greg Wurst

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#12 posted 07-01-2009 05:13 PM

My son would love you forever for one of those. Of course, he’d probably break it in the first 5 minutes also. Cars is his favorite movie.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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AllorNoThumbs

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#13 posted 07-01-2009 06:10 PM

That is too cool!! I love it! Tow mater is a true redneck hero! right up my alley.

-- enjoy your wood...

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 07-01-2009 07:06 PM

Cute… Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 07-18-2009 03:49 PM

I can recite the entire movie from memory, I bet… We had to limit my guys to one viewing per day for quite a while. They would love this one, nice work!

-- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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