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Happy New Year fellow Lumberjocks.
Luckily I’ve been managing to keep in touch with some of you on Facebook but lately I’ve been so busy with so many things – carving, of course, painting and my latest venture – competitive inline speed skating and blogging about it to boot!
I just had a birthday and I was feeling old and stale so I had to do something!!!!
After selling all of my carvings before Christmas, I realized I’d never been in a position of having no inventory so I’m working day and night just in case a buyer happens to fall from the sky.
Buy, it’s cold here! I don’t mind the – 12 stuff but at -30, it’s difficult to keep even a heated garage warm! Surprisingly, very little snow.
Take care all of you!!!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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Dez

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 01:21 AM

Another amazing carving! Thanks for showing it. Don’t get too cold!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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patron

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 01:29 AM

jordan

your work is so real

it’s like
unreal ! lol

good to see you back

inline speed skating
now there is something
to keep you away from woodworking

have a great year

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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grizzman

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 01:42 AM

good heavens jordan…its just amazing…do you ever look at your work and wonder if its real yourself…lol…im so happy for you and proud that you can carve such detail into wood…i never would have imagined such wonderful carvings…congrats on a beautiful piece…in line speed skating huh…wow…you must have felt really old…lol…..so if you do this the same way you do your craft..is there an Olympic trail coming up..i can see your name now ..good luck..and dont hurt yourself…thats all you need to do…good to see you around again..good luck with your carvings…cant wait to see whats next..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 01:44 AM

Happy New-year to you and yours
and congatulation´s with the birthday….was it 34 you said
now bee carefull with that speed-skating
don´t you realise they are sharper than cheisels on both edges
and remember even with out an engine you still have to hold the speed-limits :-O

and yes another wonderfull Straker compossion :-)

sorry I hadn´t the nerve to comment on the last shoe blogs/projects
and still can´t other than say you are a great teacher it was realy great to see
so many complete your chanlange :-)

take care
Dennis

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Routerisstillmyname

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 01:53 AM

wow, Amazing.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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BertFlores58

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 01:55 AM

Prosperous new year to you too! What a nice project you have to start the 2011. At first I was thinking it was a photograph… When you see the shadow of photography that make it real.. I like to fire it. I like to put some live bullets in it but I know that you do it half of the actual model (Is it? It looks that is 1:1). Thanks for posting. God bless and stay warm.

Back on the south (Larry (Degoose) experiencing water flood) and up there at your place North is -30 not so much snow. What is going? Global warming?

-- Bert

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Adamas

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 02:05 AM

Yap , that’s a genuine 45 ACP .
Each time you surprise us with your work .
Happy New , let this year be one of your best .

-- Ivan Ilic

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 02:22 AM

Beautiful once again Jordan…...... yes indeed, it surely does look real. Even the backside of the belt looks
like worn leather! It never ceases to amaze me at the fine detail of your carving! Another work of Art!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 02:26 AM

AWESOME!! I tool leather and I don’t think it turns out as good as your wooden carved leather ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rowdy

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 02:31 AM

Do you have a license to own a gun? LOL! As usual, this is truly impressive.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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rhybeka

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 02:47 AM

Jordan! you are my HERO! I so wish I lived close to you so we could skate together! Dreams of Bonnie Blair but the coordination of wiley coyote – tho in -30 you’d be on your own :D Be careful and keep those carvings coming! Maybe I’ll be able to afford you before you or I retire :)

-- aspiring jill of all trades

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 02:47 AM

I stared at this for almost 5 min, sir you are truly gifted! Amazing work to say the least. The are carvers then there is Carvers! I think we all know what group your in. There is another carver here that puts out amazing work named, Dennis Zonker I think he would be impressed as well. You guys are amazing! I’m sure there a many more here on LJ’s as well, That I can’t remember off the top of me head.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Billinmich

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 05:01 AM

Great job as always.Now you need a class on carving guns.I’m in

-- Bill in Mich

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reggiek

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#14 posted 01-13-2011 05:14 AM

Wow, another masterpiece. You can almost smell the gunpowder. Excellent job.

In line speed skating….wow…..that is quite alot to take on…..I bet it is excellent excercise.

Great to hear you are doing good…..it seems to be a colder winter all round….I seem to be burning more cut offs in my shed….I will prob run out before the cold is up…...I guess I need to do more in the shop.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 01-13-2011 05:31 AM

Hi Jordan

Outstanding piece as always. I am impressed every time I see your work. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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