Shoe challenge - BillinMich

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Project by Jordan posted 11-12-2010 08:32 AM 1618 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Billinmich writes: This having been my first carving….. gives me a lot more respect for carvers and painters. Hopefully the next project will come out much better. These skates are 38 years old, my sons first pair of skates, he was 2 years old. I did them in 3/4 scale because they were already very small. Jordon did a great job with the tutorials and I learned quite a bit. I found carving to be a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. Thank you!
Note to viewers: the photos look sharper on the zoom feature as the site made them blurry as they got enlarged.


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#1 posted 11-12-2010 09:55 AM

You make me wish I had attempted the challenge

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 10:01 AM

ooooh thats not fair you carved a pair!!!!!!!!!! :-)

-- Theresa,

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

oh jump right in and not only do a skate – but do 2 of them!!
beautiful job and the story behind it, well, takes this over the top! Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 01:27 PM

Wow! What a nice job you did on them! They will look great hanging on a hook for a winter decoration. Just beautiful! :)

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

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 03:05 PM

Tremendous effort! You did it! You carved some skates! And they even look like skates! Hooray!

-- 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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#6 posted 11-12-2010 03:14 PM

Great job. It was hard enough, and then you make 2 skates, at 3/4 scale. Super!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 03:56 PM

Good job on recreating the skates.

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

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 03:56 PM

Picture 4 makes it look like you forgot to scale your second skate! Excellent work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 03:58 PM

Super job on these, now look at Jordan’s site and do one of his carvings. I have confidence that you can do it as well as you did your shoe(skate).

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 04:23 PM

Double the challenge, double the fun. You probably chew Double-mint gum. A great job on the creation.

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

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 04:44 PM

Excellent work – carving and painting. You captured the scuffed toes with paint – nice touch.

-- "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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#12 posted 11-12-2010 04:58 PM

Thanks everyone,all the carvers did a great job,I really enjoyed carving,I’m going to put them in a shadow box and give them to my 40 year old son with a news paper clipping stating his first goal scored with these skates,he was 4 years old.Jordan did an excellent job and I’m glad I decided to follow through.Had to finish on the road,painted in our hotel room.Sure do have an understanding wife.Thanks again Jordan

-- Bill in Mich

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#13 posted 11-12-2010 05:09 PM

the story keeps getting better and better!! “He scores”“

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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

Very cool the idea of carving skates makes it even more unique.

-- Custom furniture

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#15 posted 11-12-2010 05:18 PM

First class carving all the way.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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