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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.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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misslolly

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#1 posted 1252 days ago

You make me wish I had attempted the challenge

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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TJ65

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#2 posted 1252 days ago

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

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

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 1252 days ago

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 (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1252 days ago

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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hairy

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#6 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 1252 days ago

Good job on recreating the skates.

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

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sras

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#8 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 1252 days ago

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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Karson

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#10 posted 1252 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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JJohnston

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#11 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Billinmich

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#12 posted 1252 days ago

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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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1252 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#15 posted 1252 days ago

First class carving all the way.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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