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One more in the rough, one showing ribbon in a bowtie, finished
Dec 21, 2007
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self made woman
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#1 posted 12-21-2007 12:58 PM
I love how you talk about how she has carved herself . Cool.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
#2 posted 12-21-2007 01:07 PM
Ms Debbie, if someone can’t get a little humor and giggle about something, what a dull life, Huh?
I think if she had went any further, she would have fell out on the floor when she came unwound. S/F
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#3 posted 12-21-2007 01:20 PM
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#4 posted 12-21-2007 02:43 PM
I want more detailed pictures :) it looks great. Can you put a few pictures of your shop and the tools you use (in the Shop section if you get a chance)?
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..
#5 posted 12-21-2007 03:11 PM
Wish I had a shop left, the hurricanes did away with everything. I use no power tools, never did anyway. The carving I do is done with a little gouge and a pocket knife. I also use a fine pointed knife of sorts that I made out of a stainless steel butter knife. The pyrography-woodburning I do is accomplished with a constant temperature wal-mart special. I do make my own tips though. Semper Fi!
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#6 posted 12-21-2007 03:15 PM
Great job. A beautiful 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 firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#7 posted 12-21-2007 04:40 PM
Very nice. Thanks for the follow up.
-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
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#8 posted 12-21-2007 06:15 PM
Very impressive carving and I really like the idea of a self-made woman.
-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com
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#9 posted 12-22-2007 01:21 AM
I am impressed – you just might be the McGyver of woodworking.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#10 posted 12-22-2007 06:45 AM
I am impressed. Your making me re-think my wants for more carving tools.
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#11 posted 12-22-2007 02:42 PM
Really neat stuff. Thanks for posting EGA.
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#12 posted 12-22-2007 03:45 PM
Very nice, & wonderful job of carving.
I think its very hard to carve a human figure.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#13 posted 12-27-2007 07:43 PM
I think you should write a book, because this is one of “THE” best examples of why we woodwork. There are few select pics that I copy to my screensaver of ww pics, this is now the latest and greatest. You have no idea the effect that your piece had on me, “like fuel to a fire”. A simple note saying “nice piece, or i like it” doesn’t do it justice. ( no offense to those comments above, but I HAVE to tell you so) I was a corpsman with the marines and survived nearly being being killed in Beirut by mere chance of a set of orders. The guy that took my place didn’t make it back. My respect for marines has run deeper ever since. After reading your explanation of your carving and that you are (“still”) a marine, it made me come to attention. After retiring I didn’t know what to do with myself, I had no real hobbies, other than running away from my pain and working myself too hard. I found woodworking and now my therapy has healed my wounds. So thank you. and I salute you. and to all those who gave so much so we could enjoy our freedom.Bradford
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
#14 posted 12-28-2007 12:54 PM
Thanks Bradford, Don’t know for sure if I rate such a rucas, but I know one thing everyone is unique in their own way, thanks again. I and plenty of the members appreciate your service to our great country. It takes us all to preserve what I call “Freedom of Freedom”, civilian populace should get and stay involved.
Rather bend and put my forehead to the ground to as many pieces of wood of any discription everyday that was put here for us to minipulate. Thanks! Semper Fi Brother>
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#15 posted 03-07-2008 05:32 AM
beautiful work! i really like the idea of her carving herself.dave
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