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Project by miles125 posted 1818 days ago 1327 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I named this after my old boss who unfortunately passed away suddenly back in 2004. He was a good and highly skilled man but with some rather interesting peculiarities. One of which was this similar expression often found on his face. Only thing missing is the cigar in his teeth and a pair of overalls on with a single shot Derringer always in the front pouch pocket.

I dedicate this to Calvin and the unique characters found in old woodworkers everywhere you go!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"





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rosewood

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#1 posted 1818 days ago

Oh Miles, you made me smille,
its great ones, i should have that at my front door,
thanks for posting,

Rosewood.

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1818 days ago

Great sculpture Miles, sounds like quite a character, that boss of yours, a derringer huh? Sounds like a guy who was pretty serious. Looks like you captured his soul pretty good. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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miles125

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#3 posted 1818 days ago

I might add that Calvin once shot a would be robber in the a** with his Derringer in a grocery store parking lot. They never found the perpetrator. I’m bettin Calvin may have actually cured him of a life of crime though.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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CedarFreakCarl

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#4 posted 1818 days ago

What a great sculpture Miles…..I’ve seen that exact same look on my dad’s face right before he lit my a** up…lol!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1818 days ago

Hey Miles fun carving.
Who gave you a photo of me when I’d shaved my beard ,to style this after

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1818 days ago

Ha. Looks my Mother In Law.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1818 days ago

This one really made me giggle.

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kolwdwrkr

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#8 posted 1818 days ago

nice one miles. I haven’t done any self portrait carvings yet, but you did a great job with yours. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 1818 days ago

intriguing and I like the story behind the piece.
Nice tribute! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Roz

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#10 posted 1817 days ago

I think I must know his twin. Nice art, Sort of reminds me of the famous Alabama potter who puts the faces on jugs.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Roz

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#11 posted 1817 days ago

I think I must know his twin. Nice art, Sort of reminds me of the famous Alabama potter who puts the faces on jugs.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 1816 days ago

What a nice carving.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 1807 days ago

Not exactly a poker face Miles, interesting story.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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