Mule Skinner

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Project by terrilynne posted 05-21-2011 04:40 PM 1936 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for the local “mule skinner” Jay. He has 3 teams of mules. He saw my clyde head at a local benefit for the Ronald McDonald house at our booth and wanted to know if I would make him a mule. I modified the Kathy Wise pattern I have and here’s how it turned out. I used mahogany, walnut, ebony and basswood and painted the 18K goldleaf.We had some T1-11 scrap left over from a job and that is the background, pine for the frame and of course walnut Texas stars on the corners.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 04:43 PM

well done !

a five star project

good to have you back

beautiful work
as always

-- 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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#2 posted 05-21-2011 04:54 PM

Nice work i really do like this

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 05:35 PM

Very nice and clever genetic modification too.

Good work Terri.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 06:19 PM

That looks great. I love the gold leaf on it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 06:43 PM

Wow, very nice! You have a unique skilll that few have. Excellent and beautiful work.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#6 posted 05-21-2011 06:45 PM

Your work is so neat.

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#7 posted 05-21-2011 09:22 PM

Looks wonderful.

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 09:54 PM

Beautiful! Was he happy with the results?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 05-22-2011 12:04 AM

that’s just awesome. yer a sure good/great Intarsionist. (I think that’s a word) great project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-22-2011 12:41 AM

That tan color is so nice, kind of soothing.

Beautiful piece… the working stock…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 05-22-2011 03:38 AM

Another great piece. I turly enjoy your creations.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 05-22-2011 04:17 AM

Nice piece. Those mules are the pride of Missouri! Don’t know it we can leave those Texas stars stay on the corners. Just joking, keep up the good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 06:53 AM

Love this. Always loved these mules and collars too!


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#14 posted 05-23-2011 09:39 AM

Ah man! Now I’ve got Tennessee Ernie Ford and his Mule Skinner Blues stuck in my head. lol Very nice indeed. Wish I could do that.

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#15 posted 05-24-2011 02:32 PM

Exceptional work Terrilynne. Choice of wood and the flow of wood grain is excellent. You’ve got me thinking of gold leaf to incorporate into my boots. Looking forward to your next piece.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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