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Nothing fabulous, just silly things I am doing during my creative slump.
The size of the frame around this is 17” x 13” so I guess the length of the suit would be about 8” – it’s 1/4 scale. I stippled the wording/logo with a burning pen.
I cannot begin to keep up with the new projects and members on Lumberjocks. So many, so great! Keep it up!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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fishcarver2010

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 08:53 PM

Hey Jordan, wish I could slump that good ;.)))
AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!

-- www. staceymitchellwildlifeart.synthasite.com

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 09:36 PM

You might be in a “creative slump,” but your top notch quality of work is still there!

Well done Jordan!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Jordan

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 10:33 PM

Thanks guys but miniatures, although they take a great deal of time, are much less easier to maneuver around the shop and don’t seem quite so daunting as the larger pieces. Plus it helps me to use up scraps that I just can’t bear to throw away.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Donna Menke

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 10:41 PM

Jordan- you are just scary good, and that is all I can say about that.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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grizzman

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 11:02 PM

hey jordan, ive got two large trash cans full of scrap, so come on over and carve away buddy…i know you hear this all the time, but you are just amazing jordan…your hands and carving talent are just over the top fantastic..i dont think you could ever be in a slump…..i give you a standing applause…congrats…and im sure your coach was extremely happy with his gift…grizz

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

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Jordan

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#6 posted 06-03-2011 11:30 PM

Well Donna, you’re just scary nice!
Helloooo Grizz!!! I am truly in a slump but it’s just because sales are slow so I always wonder if I’m going in the right direction with my carvings. But nothing feels better for the soul than making gifts. Thank you friends.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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mpounders

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#7 posted 06-03-2011 11:32 PM

I would never have guessed it was a miniature. I wouldn’t have guessed a carving either, unless I saw your name! Too real! It appears that you are having fun and keeping in practice until you are inspired in a bigger way…. we’ll all just have to wait a bit, but inspiration can come in small packages also. (saw that in a fortune cookie).

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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patron

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#8 posted 06-04-2011 12:02 AM

another excellent piece
by the master

even in 1/4 scale
it’s awesome

i’m in 1/4 scale now too it seems

just waiting for the rest of the package to show up

so 3/4 to go yet
which is 1/4 of something

-- 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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Roger

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#9 posted 06-04-2011 01:51 AM

even the details are detailed…. awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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donjoe

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#10 posted 06-04-2011 02:44 AM

Like it’s been said, your creative slump is anothers high point. Great work Jordan.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Woodenwizard

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#11 posted 06-04-2011 04:28 AM

You are such a talent and so willing to share. Great piece. I just love seeing your work. Thanks

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Jordan

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#12 posted 06-04-2011 05:09 AM

David, you’re still 1/1 kook! LOL.
Mike, I wish I could find a fortune in a fortune cookie!
Thank you as well, Don, John and Roger.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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bubbyboy

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#13 posted 06-04-2011 05:36 AM

Have you ever considered carving a life size replica of your carving tools and work area, I think it would be great. You are a truly gifted talented carver.

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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LittlePaw

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#14 posted 06-04-2011 06:18 AM

Another masterpiece, in a slump no less. You are truly a Master, Jordan. I’ve been in a slump mainly due to my wife’s major surgery and I need to tend to her needs 24/7. I haven’t seen the inside of my shop for exactly four weeks! I itch but don’t know where to scratch. I started carving a pair of fighting talons (eagle) before her operation. It is less than half finished . . . beckoning to me, sitting there on the dining room table, with a knife next to it. But every time I pick up the knife, something comes up! She is getting better and becoming less and less dependent on me. Hopefully soon I’d be getting out of my slump.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 06-04-2011 12:57 PM

I wuold never have gesst its was a Jordan …. wuold I …..yes its screaming Jordan quality all over
except you have changed from imitating leather and paper to plastic/nylon with bright colours … :-)
great to see you have fun with a slump crise .. lol
thankĀ“s for sharing it

take care
Dennis

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