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Project by MichaelA posted 1041 days ago 1377 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pancho came from Texas Mesquite Log.Robert a friend of mine brought me this log.He loaded it in his truck with a backhoe.When the three of us tried to push it out of his truck it would not budge.We chained it to a very large tree and drove the truck quickly,it landed with a thud.We then chained it too our truck and drug it to where I could work on it.Terri and I had to jack it up 45 degrees,then we pushed it upright.This was a very good learning project for me.When you carve on these large pieces.Cracks form,sometimes in critical places.Thank goodness for CA glue,sawdust,and hypodermic needles,Pancho was a very fearless warrior who fought the government who held down the farmers and took advantage of the working man.Robert gave me the idea to carve Pancho.He used to work on the King Ranch here in Texas. He also knew allot about Villa.Pancho was an excellent shot either hand.His ammo of choice was the 45 caliber long colt.This made it possible to use it in his colt pistol or his 30-30 rifle.When Pancho would bargain with his enemies.He would have his 30-30 and the arm behind his back didn’t always have his colt.As in this sculpture he had a stick of dynamite.Should things not turn out as he wished,one of his com padres would be there to light him up.So Viva revolution!!!!!!!!So all have fun creating and let your imaginations run wild!!!!!!!!!!Also I traced my 30-30 on a 2×8 cedar piece and had Terri Lynne cut it out for me on her scroll saw.Then I carved it with all details bolt barrel stocks lever trigger every thing.The only thing left was to cut out the lever and trigger area.Terri told me she would scroll it out for me.Well she was busy painting a house we had fixed.I got impatient drilled all the piolet holes and figured I would just cut it out myself.Big mistake I cut off the trigger.Jumping Jersey Christmas I was mortified after all the carving I had done.She CA glued it back on,thank goodness her saw makes such a fine cut,you couldn’t tell.Then she cut out the rest of the lever for me.I’ll stick to carving.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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shipwright

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#1 posted 1041 days ago

I think Pancho would feel quite comfortable in Mesquite. He wasn’t an Oak sort of guy.
Another super job Michael.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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learnin2do

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#2 posted 1041 days ago

-yep, that’s how to get it done!!
This is truly an amazing work of art!...a lot of work-of-art!
-so, can you fit the wood filler through needles? -do you get it that fine, or use livestock syringes?

-one picture…..c’mon now!

-- christine

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BobTheFish

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#3 posted 1041 days ago

NEXT: Bob Vila made from reclaimed barnwood!

XD

Great job!

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Bryan_M

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#4 posted 1041 days ago

That is cool! My wife’s great great great (maybe more, maybe less haha) grandfather was Pancho Villas tailor. He fled to the U.S. after he made Villa a suit and it was stolen before Pancho could come pick it up. He knew he’d be killed so he high tailed it to the States.

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tomd

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#5 posted 1041 days ago

Excellent carving, very well done.

-- Tom D

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MichaelA

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#6 posted 1041 days ago

Thanks Shipwright great to hear from you.Learningtodo the hyperdermics are for shooting CA that is dilluted allot with acetone to go deep.Then as you you come closer to surface mixture changes to denser CA with larger syringe, then filler of CA/sawdust in working area depth.I am very sorry for the single picture.I can not get my darn computer to load any more.I have a very bad signal.Thank you Bryan.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Eli Adamit

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#7 posted 1041 days ago

It is a big challenge and you did it excellent.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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murch

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#8 posted 1041 days ago

Super job. A piece like that will be admired and discussed long after all of us are in the ground.
Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 1040 days ago

Cool! More detailed pictures of the 30-30 please!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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MichaelA

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#10 posted 1039 days ago

Thanks you all and here is another picture for you mochoa!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 1039 days ago

Nice! I would have loved to have the rubber band gun version of that when I was a kid.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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MichaelA

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#12 posted 1039 days ago

Mochoa its a very funny thing that you should say that because the friend of mine Robert. He told me the exact same thing. He said I should make a arsenal of the rubber band 30-30’s. Every kid in Texas would have one!! Maybe that would make me a arms dealer. I hear they make a very lucrative living.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Jiri Parkman

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#13 posted 1038 days ago

Nice statue.

-- Jiri

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