Shoe Challenge - Sticks4walking

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Project by Jordan posted 11-12-2010 07:47 AM 1745 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

sticks4walking writes: This was a learning process. Thank you to Jordan for putting this on. It is no wonder that Jordan is the caliber carver he is if he started out carving shoes! Also, he was right, “smaller IS harder”. I have learned a lot doing this challenge. I was afraid that the black paint would hide the details but they are still visible. All in all, it could have turned out better but I am happy enough with it.
Thanks again Jordan,


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#1 posted 11-12-2010 10:05 AM

You should be happy too. You have done very well

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 10:08 AM

Absolutely cool

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 11:54 AM

turn out better???? this is awesome.
Well done and CONGRATS

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 01:12 PM

I am floored!!! Great job.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 01:36 PM

This is just incredible. You really should be proud of yourself and your efforts. It is wonderful down to the smallest detail! What an inspiration you are to all of us!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 03:28 PM

It looks like a real shoe to me. Super!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 04:04 PM

I bet that white detailing took a while – nicely done! Congrats on “graduating” the carving class!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 04:06 PM

I thought you did a very good job on your shoe, it looks real in the picture.

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

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 04:08 PM

A great job on the carving. Nice

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 04:41 PM

Sorry to say that I disagree with you! You did a very fine job on the shoe and should be proud to hold your head up high. You can only go up from here and do work like Jordan does. I will be expecting no less from you. I am proud of everyone who participated and it shows the caliber of the teacher when all his students put out super fine work. Be proud and continue to do fine carvings now that you know you can!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 04:45 PM

Nice,Painting doesn’t cover up anything,nice detail.

-- Bill in Mich

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#12 posted 11-12-2010 05:02 PM

Excellent work. Superb detailing. The laces really look good.

-- "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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#13 posted 11-12-2010 05:02 PM

Looks great to me! I can always find flaws when I finish something, but you got to call it finished at some point….and you try and do the next one better! You have a talent for this and I hope we’ll see more of your stuff.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#14 posted 11-12-2010 05:29 PM

You cannot fool me. That is a picture of the real shoe. You are supposed to carve one…
great job. Just don’t try to put it on when you go jogging.
I think the Dutch have just lost the title of wooden shoe carver champions.

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#15 posted 11-12-2010 05:39 PM

Great job! wonderful painting this looks so real!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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