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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 01-15-2011 05:19 PM 1683 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made a ton of these over the years. The men are made of 4×4 posts and scrap wood. The USMC bulldog is just scrap pine. I just finished up the first female one but haven’t taken a picture yet….will post one soon. I got the initial patterns from Meisel Hardware and have just modified each one a little differently.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD





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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 05:56 PM

Outstanding! Is this your design or did you purchase. Would love to build a couple of sailors for service friends. What a great project.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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David175

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 06:11 PM

I would have said that the salior looks like me, but not neer fat enough..LOL
great job

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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AlBCuttnWud

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 06:59 PM

I bought the initial pattern from Meisel Hardware.com. Look under post people or military post people…..something like that. For the Sailors, I recommend turning out the hats vice useing flat stock…notice the difference in the picture of the 3 guys and the 2 next to the fire place. Everyone I’ve made one for says they are the best gifts and are always talking about them.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 07:09 PM

These are too cool. I’m Ex-Navy and have family member who is a First Sargent in the US Army back over seas for his last tour before retiring. This would be a great present. Going to have to look into this. Thx for the post! Well done.

Just looked at there web page, what does the kit include? I really like this.

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

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 09:31 PM

Beautiful and maddening at the same time. Maddening because you ain’t got an airman! Whazzamatta? You no like us fly-fly guys? (grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 10:08 PM

Just ordered the plans from Meisel Hardware ($14.95 plus 6.95 shipping) and it has four services and includes the fly-fly guys.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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AlBCuttnWud

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 11:30 PM

I didn’t get anything other than the plans for the men but for the women I got 3 half balls…..2 for the boobs and 1 for the hair bun.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 01-16-2011 12:05 AM

these are awesome!

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

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#9 posted 01-16-2011 12:24 AM

I like the one in the Khakis best, but I am biased

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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AlBCuttnWud

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 12:24 AM

Here’s the female Sailor. Enjoy.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 06:16 AM

All of them are very nice. Excellent paint job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ShopTinker

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 03:10 PM

What a great gift. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 03:14 PM

These are really nice and very unusual. I’d say this is very creative.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Navywife

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#14 posted 07-12-2012 12:02 PM

Creative and cute

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#15 posted 12-23-2013 09:10 PM

Those are awesome! I am shipping out in 3 months and on my way to nuke power school. Unfortunately I’ll have to give up the woodworking for a bit, but I might have to find the time for some great Navy projects! I am going to carve a realistic picture of a friend’s Navy Basic picture in the next few weeks. Maybe I’ll move onto a realistic carved post guy once that’s done! Great work!

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