balancing his feelings

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The walking man was made for a bowl turning show as the center piece for all turners. I carved the legs out of splated pecan and attatched them to a walnut center structure to hold the legs and bowl. I then turned the bowl and cut the walnut pieces on top for a interesting top rim. The size is 65’’ high x 18’’ wide.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 03:03 PM

I think that someone with a more artistic leaning can find a lot of symbolism and meaning in this design,
but to an old woodworker it is a very good carving topped by a wonderful bowl, that has contrasting
wood handles and supports that make it look great. First time I noticed three handles on a bowl, makes
for a very interesting design. You make it looks so simple, but for anyone that has attempted this type
of work, it shows that you are a master woodworker. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 03:04 PM


That is very unique


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 04:49 PM

Nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 06:02 PM

Walking Tall, looks very interesting, must be striking standing next to it, nice job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 06:23 PM

Talk about wearing a cup.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 11:55 PM

I really like it that you did not foot the other leg. Made all the difference. Great wood selection, too.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 05:43 AM

Interesting piece of art. Beautiful woods.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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