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Project by sticks4walking posted 01-30-2011 01:59 PM 1110 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is older but wanted to have it on my projects list. This was a learning process. Thank you to Jordan for putting this on. It is no wonder that Jordan is the caliber carver he is if he started out carving shoes! Also, he was right, “smaller IS harder”. I have learned a lot doing this challenge. I was afraid that the black paint would hide the details but they are still visible. All in all, it could have turned out better but I am happy enough with it.
Thanks again Jordan,

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!





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Brandon

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 02:06 PM

I almost didn’t click on this project because I thought it was just a picture of a shoe. Wow! Great job carving the shoe. It looks very realistic.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Rick

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 02:14 PM

Come On Mike. I mean. REALLY!! This IS a shoe that you just painted a Beige Color for the one picture, to try and fool us.

Either that or you’re One Hell Of A Wood Carver!! NICE JOB!!!

What’s next..or do we just have to wait for the “Other Shoe To Drop” (Groan).

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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sticks4walking

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 02:23 PM

OK Rick, I had to add another pic just for you. It is dark but I think you can make it out. Also, I almost have the next one done but its no shoe. I will let Jordan do the shoes from now on.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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cranesgonewild

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 02:39 PM

Great carving. I don’t usually comment on carving projects, but this caught me off guard. Like Brandon, I thought someone put a picture of their shoe on here, and I wasn’t going to click on the picture at all. Looks like the real thing from here. Good job.

What’s next..or do we just have to wait for the “Other Shoe To Drop” – That was funny Rick!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 04:35 PM

Just outstanding!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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woodzy

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#6 posted 01-30-2011 05:06 PM

Very cool. Not like i need to tell you but great job.

-- Anthony

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 01-30-2011 05:34 PM

ha yeah i thought it was just a picture of a shoe too

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 01-30-2011 05:46 PM

excellent job. Another “winner”.
Well done.

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

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TJ65

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 05:17 AM

Thats great!
Isn’t it amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
Fantasic job

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 07:43 AM

Mike,

That’s an awfully large pencil in your last picture ;-)

Can we really trust you that it’s carved? Every little detail of the leather even shows up. You’re giving Jordan a run for his money (but you can’t run in just one shoe)!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Jordan

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#11 posted 02-01-2011 06:30 AM

You were a model student. I loved this shoe.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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sticks4walking

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 07:03 AM

Everyone: Thank you for your kind words. But the real work was carving that 12” pencil!HA HA
Jordan: Thank you and I dont think I have ever had a Teacher say that to me. I think I feel a tear welling up. Thanks again.
Mike.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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