Australopithecus Africanus

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Project by miles125 posted 09-20-2009 11:16 PM 1294 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This depicts one of our ancestors from about 1.3 million years ago. Although i swear i worked with a fellow of striking resemblance in the early 90’s. I power carved him out of Heart Pine (hey what can i say, i gotta use it up).

Hes accompanied in the picture by my rock collection i’ve aquired from everywhere i go and keep in a wok on my table.

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

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#1 posted 09-20-2009 11:27 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 11:55 PM

I’ve seen him as well. He must be well travelled.

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 12:00 AM

wow what great detail

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 12:19 AM

Yikes! Nice carving Miles, but do you ever feel he’s, like, watching you? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 01:32 AM

That guy gets around. Nice job.

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 01:37 AM

You need to show us the evolution of your carving now…

/me ducks

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#7 posted 09-21-2009 02:07 AM

Miles, this is pretty good. You certainly put some authentic details in this carving.

Are you planning on adding more representatives of the Homo genus?

That is an interesting rock collection that you have there as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 09-21-2009 02:19 AM

Scott, my dream job would be a 2 year commision to build a full size T Rex skeleton out of wood! I could deal with that. But i may do a Homo Erectus skull next while waiting for the call.

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

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 03:52 AM brother in law…

Nice job… and I like your the T Rex out of wood idea… that would be an undertaking.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 09-21-2009 07:05 PM

hee hee I guess we’ve all seen him, Great carving

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 10-10-2009 06:13 PM

A striking resemblance to my former boss…..well , at least the size of the brain capacity….I always knew he was a blockhead !

Great carving here ….do you really think that two years would be long enough to complete your “dream project” ?

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#12 posted 10-10-2009 08:51 PM

Your talking about Lucie I studied about her at university.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 10-27-2009 03:21 AM

Like the detail with the supraorbital ridge and the prognathism.

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