Sven & Olie

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Project by TheDane posted 06-08-2017 10:46 PM 998 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remnants from the scrap bin can make good spindle-turning practice!

Sven (on the left) is about 5-inches tall … his spear is about 6-1/2-inches long. Olie (on the right) is about 4-inches tall. The spear and ax handle, are 1/8-inch hand-turned spindles. Tenons for the arms, nose, etc. are all 1/8-inch.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 06-08-2017 10:57 PM

Hey they’re great. I used to draw figures just like this in my notebooks during class when I should have been taking notes LOL Fun project Gerry.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 06-08-2017 11:02 PM

Deeys do looeek fetty gut der 0—by gosh—UFF-DAH!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 06-08-2017 11:02 PM

Very CUTE & clever!

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#4 posted 06-08-2017 11:55 PM

These are awesome, I have to try this. My goodness I’ll ne V er n have time for all my to do items.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 01:50 AM

These are real cute little guys, nicely done Gerry

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 01:52 AM

Nice family shot there Gerry but what have you been making?

What did you use for the hair?... very realistic I might add

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 03:23 AM

What did you use for the hair?... very realistic I might add

My wife found some fake fur material at a local fabric shop. Doesn’t take much … each one only took a strip a half inch wide and 2 inches long.

Nice family shot there Gerry …

LOL … I guess they do look like some of my relatives!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 06:28 AM

Cute looking and nicely made. Are this two danes Dane?


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#9 posted 06-09-2017 11:29 AM

Very cool pieces. I heard a lot of stories about Sven and Olie and Lena!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 06-09-2017 12:01 PM

All right, Gerry! You sure are a creative soul and I just love these little guys. The are very cute and are real eye catchers. Everyone will want to pick them up and take a closer look. These are a great project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 06-09-2017 12:26 PM

They look like trouble makers to me but would be a great compliment to the shop. Some nice turning and imagination.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 06-09-2017 01:22 PM

Oh, those would sell for sure. Very cute.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#13 posted 06-09-2017 02:39 PM

are they your new shop buddies …LMAO :<)) GREAT JOB GRATZ TOP 3


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#14 posted 06-09-2017 04:54 PM

Very cool…and creative….the one on the right bears a striking resemblance to my sister!!

-- Mike

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 06:07 PM

Adorable! Trademark those – they could be the next new animated craze! LOL Thanks for making me smile!

-- Leafherder

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