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Project by Brian Sims posted 10-26-2010 02:09 AM 1650 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved from a solid piece of Sapele. This carving was commissioned for a dirt bike rider retiring from the sport after riding over 60 years. At the tender age of 75 he decided to hang up the helmet. Helmet “Speedy” Clasen was still riding competitively until very recently. An amazing character. The piece is 14” long x 10” tall.

-- Brian, Ohio, http://hipshotwood.com, http://anniversaryoriginals.com





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Bradford

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 02:13 AM

Fantastic carving. I know he will cherish it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Brian Sims

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 02:16 AM

Thank you! I hope he does.

-- Brian, Ohio, http://hipshotwood.com, http://anniversaryoriginals.com

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Skylark53

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 02:16 AM

WOW Brian you really do some nice carving. Your skills are well spent on this project recognizing such an unusually long career in such a demanding, physical sport, of Mr. Clasen. Congratulations—-to you both!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Brian Sims

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 02:17 AM

Skylark, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you!

-- Brian, Ohio, http://hipshotwood.com, http://anniversaryoriginals.com

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 02:20 AM

With the name Helmet, why did he need a nickname? ;o)

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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Rev_John

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 04:57 AM

Great carving!

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 06:05 AM

Im sure he loved that carving, well done.

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

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TJ65

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 10:53 AM

hey welcome I see that you are only new but your work is def not.
How amazing is your story to go along with a great piece of art!
well done.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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Chip

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 11:06 AM

You’re very good at “releasing” these figures from the wood they’re trapped in Brian. Look forward to seeing what you’ll come up with next. Great job!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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isetegija

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 05:16 PM

Nice carving.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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