Christmas Ornament/BellyFlop

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 12-09-2009 08:17 PM 1637 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well as we all know Christmas time is quickly approaching. At the carvers guild I am a member of, they have a Christmas banquet. At the banquet we have an ornament exchange. Well unortunately I was unable too finish it before the exchange.
Although I did get it finished I think its a BellyFlop plain and simple. The red did not come out as I had planned and over all I was less than pleased with it….there for dubbed the name {BellyFlop}.
I carved the cage the snow man sits in from Bass/limewood and the snowman i turned on the lathe.
The cage is finished in 5 coats of engine clearsanded smooth as a babys booty and then 2 coats of color then 2 more coats of clear. Snow man was painted in acrylics.
Thanks for taking the time to see what I call a BellyFlop.
Enjoy it Roberta it’s all yours.
Merry Christmas to All the LJ’s.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 08:23 PM

I think it is great!

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 08:38 PM

Excellant design! I likeit!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 08:42 PM

looks great jim wish i could make stuff like that

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 08:49 PM

looks good to me ,

i guess you could paint with lead paint ,
if you want it shinier ?

otherwise it looks like christmas !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 09:15 PM

ditto on everyone else response

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 09:17 PM

Looks very nice to me too. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 12-09-2009 10:02 PM

Well if you think it’s that bad you could send it to me, but I think it looks very cool no pun, well yea,mmm, pun intended.

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

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 10:03 PM

If this is what you call a flop I would like to see what you call a homerun…

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#9 posted 12-09-2009 10:04 PM

jim you may not be happy with this but it looks great to me .i would be proud to hang it .

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 10:22 PM

Merry Christmas to you too Jim, it’s the thought that counts and you obviously think a lot about others to give of yourself.


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#11 posted 12-09-2009 10:23 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaw it’ so cute!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 12-09-2009 10:34 PM

you are too hard on yourself, I think it is great.

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#13 posted 12-09-2009 10:54 PM

Its cool! Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 12-10-2009 12:05 AM

I like it. But don’t tell my wife. She would make me make one, and I don’t have time.



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#15 posted 12-18-2009 08:17 AM

Jim, you always do a great job. After all, anything you put on a ratty old pine tree gonna make it look better:]lol. God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

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