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Project by MichaelA posted 09-12-2010 06:08 PM 1655 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Looks to the stars came from a old cedar beam that we removed from a older house that was carrying a seconed floor.We shored the 2nd floor and removed the beam and replaced the 4×6 with (3) 1 3/4×10” micro-lam beams.Yes over kill but I sleep good at night.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 06:31 PM

COOL! And I like Charlie Daniels in the backgound too! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mikega

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 06:50 PM

Nice job Mike. The cowboy behind it also looks great.

-- Mike www.flickr.com/photos/paturner

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CSlabon

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 09:21 PM

Good job. You have great style.

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Jimthecarver

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 12:05 AM

I couldnt think of a better thing to do with the old beam. Nice carvings.

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

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MichaelA

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 03:30 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.Rivergirl its funny that you called him Charlie Daniels because the person who purchased him said the same thing.Mike great to hear from you look forward to seeing more of your carvings.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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nebulous

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 12:27 AM

Carving is something I’ll never learn. Unpredictable material, and no ‘undo’, I can’t do that. Awesome stuff.

Small crit:
Drawing is something I do do a little, and anatomy-wise, your heads aren’t correct. Distance from chin to eyebrows should be about the same as eyebrows to top of head (when viewed from the front, not following contours of the head). Most people draw heads the same as you make them here, with a heavy focus on the face. Amusingly, in drawings it typically looks horrible, but in your carvings it looks ok.

Try it: Draw an oval, divide in half horizontally. Draw eyebrows there, rest of face below, forehead and top of head above.

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 02:13 AM

Nebulous—I-appreciate-your-input-but-like-you-said-you-draw.-Rules-for-carving-faces-are-different-somewhat.Gene-Graham-outlines-the-basics-but-Jeff-Phares-goes-into-explicit-detail-of-bone,muscle,age,and-differances-between-a-native-american-verse-caucasian.In-drawing-its-center-of-eyes,to-center-of-oval-I-believe-but-then-Iam-only-a-carver.You-have-to-excuse-the-dashes-my-spacebar-is-acting-up.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Jiri Parkman

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 10:24 AM

:-)

-- Jiri

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