|Project by MichaelA||posted 06-18-2011 04:28 AM||2240 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
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"