Untitled mocassins

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Project by Jordan posted 11-05-2009 09:33 AM 1875 views 4 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newly created out of basswood. I use two tools – a Dremel mototool and a Heavy Duty Dremel no longer available(unfortunately). All simulated beads are handpainted three times with a toothpick. I assume fellow wood workers will accept this patience as the norm rather than insanity.


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#1 posted 11-05-2009 09:42 AM

The detail in your work is incredible. I have a lot of respect for your “norm”, but I have to ask. Did you carved a piece of wood to look like a branch?

-- Thuan

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 09:46 AM

HI Thuan, thank you for your compliment. The branch and the moccasins are all one piece.


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#3 posted 11-05-2009 11:36 AM

That’s fantastic carving work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 11:55 AM

I knew it was carved but I still had to take a double look in case it was just the branch was carved to hold the moccasins… Just amazing.

I completely, totally, 100% – LOVE THIS PIECE.
I am in awe of the skills and vision involved in this and the symbolism and sacredness of it is overwhelming.
THank you!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 01:52 PM

extremely well done…. you have some talent there my friend !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 02:04 PM

I was fooled, Awesome detail!

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 02:18 PM

Unbelievable ! I visited your website and was blown away with your accomplishments.



-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#8 posted 11-05-2009 03:25 PM

Great carving and fantastic detail,well done

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#9 posted 11-05-2009 04:22 PM


-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#10 posted 11-05-2009 04:27 PM

I stand in awe of people like you who have the talent to do this kind of work. Marvelous!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 11-05-2009 04:29 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 11-05-2009 05:04 PM

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto—Magnificent!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 11-05-2009 05:46 PM

There are not enough words to express what an excellent and amazing work of art this is. Your skills are unparalleled. Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing this wonderful carving with us.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 11-05-2009 06:14 PM

Beautifully executed! The carving and the painting techniques are quite exquisite. Very impressive collectable art. I would proudly display such a piece in my collection. I would love to see more close-up detail of your beadwork painting, or better yet the pieces in person. What a wonderful gallery presentation they make.

I also like the concept of having a beautiful American Indian artifact without collecting the actual piece that should be preserved in a museum.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 11-05-2009 06:30 PM

hard to find words… it’s beautiful

-- Paul , Calfornia

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