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Project by mpounders posted 1424 days ago 1582 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another cowboy, inspired by Lynn Doughty’s work and methods of work. The movie “Crossfire Trail” was recently on TV and I am a big fan of Louis Lamour books. Since I had already tried a Tom Selleck caricature, I decided to do one based on one of the sidekicks, played by Wilford Brimley. The character had a large mustache and a big feather in his hat. Not much of a resemblance to Wilford, but I like the way he turned out. I made the base out of cherry and I wanted to try one similar to the base Lynn used on his “Poncho” carving. I exaggerated the size of the kneckerchief and thought that it would be neat to have the knot and ends hanging down in the back. The hat turned out a little better than my first two, and I like the look of the turkey feather. Comments and advice are always appreciated! Thanks for looking.

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





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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 1424 days ago

Mike… this guy has LOADS of character! You did an outstanding job with the carving and also with the pigmentation. What size is this?

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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OttoH

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#2 posted 1424 days ago

That is an awesome carving Mike! I have to agree with Spoontaneous, it has loads of character.

Love it!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

MAN, that is super sweet!!! Very nice details and you can still see the wood grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 1424 days ago

Great One Mike! He looks real cool.
He does have alot of character!
Great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 1424 days ago

The feather in the hat is killer. Very cool character! Nice project…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1424 days ago

Sir you are a MASTER!!!! Wow, way beyond words!

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

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grizzman

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#7 posted 1424 days ago

that is just awsome..i am a fan of wilford and love that movie..cross fire trail…...you did a masterful job on this..thanks for sharing it with us…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 1424 days ago

Outstanding carving! Love the character you gave him!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 1424 days ago

Dude, that’s so full of life and character! I love it!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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wizzardofwood

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#10 posted 1424 days ago

ha ha hes a great carving super work

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1424 days ago

Very impressive carving. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TJ65

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#12 posted 1424 days ago

wow!
Love the feather it really adds to it.
When are you going to do his horse??? :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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BigTiny

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#13 posted 1424 days ago

Outta sight!

What wood did you use for the carving? What tools?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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huff

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#14 posted 1424 days ago

Gotta love that guy! He has more character then we could ever hope to have. Great job.
I’m curious also about what wood you used on the carving.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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GaryD

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#15 posted 1424 days ago

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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