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Project by mpounders posted 07-17-2017 04:06 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve worked on this little scene for a while and figured I better just call it finished. If you are a dog owner, you are well aware that they are usually more affectionate than we deserve, always there to cheer you up, and ready to give you a little encouragement. Even if you try to brush them off! I really like the pose of the guy and his dog and the details on the hands. I was trying to give a sense of motion, even though he is sitting and I tried to give the dog a little different pose. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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Apjow

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 04:30 PM

Awesome! If you click on all the pictures quickly it does come to life and you can almost hear him say get down boy! Amazing, what wood is that? I’ve always wanted to try carving but I have the patience of a dog who wants to play ball!

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pottz

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 04:59 PM

you did a beautiful job carving and painting that,and with a new beagle pup it certainly rings true for me.excellent work as always.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 05:32 PM

I agree with both of the above! Sure looks real!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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mpounders

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 06:15 PM

Thanks everyone! The wood is basswood, painted with acrylic washes, and the finish is satin polyurethane (blotted off).

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Northwest29

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 06:39 PM

Excellent Mike! Always a pleasure to see your work.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 06:43 PM

What an Awesome carving. A well deserved Editors Choice that’s for sure! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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PaulDoug

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 07:07 PM

WOW! That is flat AWESOME! Not just the carving, the painting and all are tops. Thank you for sharing..

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 07:49 PM

This is a wonderful carving, Mike.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Eli Adamit

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#9 posted 07-17-2017 07:56 PM

Very cute. I agree with the first three comments :)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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peteg

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#10 posted 07-17-2017 08:02 PM

I can relate to this one Mike, we had dogs for well over 50 years, just love it
cheers
pete

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

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tblank

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#11 posted 07-17-2017 11:08 PM

A real work of art. Beautiful job! Coming from an old Blue Tick owner. Thanks for posting.

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 07-17-2017 11:43 PM

a very beautiful job…..... very creative…... GREAT JOB :<))
GRATZ TOP 3 & EDITOR CHOICE

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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dalepage

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#13 posted 07-18-2017 01:34 AM

Absolutely first rate!!

-- Dale

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Tom Regnier

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#14 posted 07-18-2017 01:55 AM

Great work! Any idea how many hours you put into it?

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-18-2017 02:44 AM

Excellent work. They appear to almost come to life. I have known a few dogs that preferred whats in the jug over their owner. Congrats on editors choice.

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

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