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The Old Woodsman scene, with a Knot converted into a Log

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-03-2007 01:05 AM 2057 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry in the ”A Knot Like No Other.” contest.

This may be an old posting, but it’s one of the favorite carvings that I’ve done.

After all of these years I still enjoy looking at it.

The pattern for this carving is from a newspaper clipping.

Today I found out the name of the movie.

It was a Billy Graham movie called, ”Cry from the Mountain.”

I still don’t know the actors name, because the information was very slim.

The Woodsman was part of the ad, but I sketched in the rest of the landscape.

Notice the knot in the center of the board, & how it grew into a log..

The size is: 8” X 9 1/2” of Hard Maple.

I have made the use of knots in quite a few of my carvings.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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#1 posted 02-03-2007 01:09 AM

this is great. I love the perspective you were able to create.

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#2 posted 02-03-2007 01:20 AM

Dick, for a moment, I thought this was a self-portrait. Nice work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 02-03-2007 02:22 AM

both nice carvings, real life.

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#4 posted 02-03-2007 06:50 PM

Dick, I like the eyes on the Old Woodsman and how life like he looks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 02-03-2007 08:31 PM

Hi Dick;
—-well I thought I saw that guy out in the woods here a couple of weeks ago, said he was passing through and headed your way. Said he was a timber framer and had heard there was plenty of land and woods out west, I had my doubts of his making it before the snows came, but guess he made it!

I’ve noticed Dick that you have a lot of carvings as projects and all are very good. Not sure if you have answered this before, but I was wondering if you have ever taught carving?

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 02-03-2007 10:15 PM

Hi Frank.
I was offered early retirement in 1990, at the age of 58 with a MN state agency after 35 years of service. It was a deal I couldn’t refuse. At the time of my retirement I was an Heavy Equipment Mechanic Supervisor.

Shortly after retiring, the same agency was starting a creative learning center for the area, & it was a one shot deal experiment for a community winter activity. I was asked to teach a carving class. It was to be two 3 hour sessions. I taught it for two seasons, but then the program was dropped. I kind of enjoyed myself, but I found out that preparing for the classes took way to much of my time, so in away I was kind of glad the program was dropped, because I enjoyed the freedom of retirement. ”Who needs a job anyway !”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 01-29-2009 05:02 AM

Dick,

Super carving and wonderful story!

Good Luck in the contest.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 01-29-2009 05:50 AM

Thank you Lew.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 01-29-2009 01:21 PM

wow…great job…I’m knot kidding good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#10 posted 01-29-2009 02:52 PM

I thank you for being so kind, Todd.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 01-30-2009 11:18 PM

good one !

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 12:39 AM

really excellent like all your work keep up the high standards Dick and barb Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 05:52 PM

Thank you very much, Dan, & SCOTSMAN.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 06-25-2009 05:01 PM

Hi Dick, & Barb Cain, even you posted this piece 873 days ago it doesn’t prevent me to enjoy this marvelous piece of art, you succeed to bring out the expression and the atmosphere of the man and his surroundings. I will come back to watch it from time to time.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#15 posted 06-25-2009 07:24 PM

I thank you very much, Eli!

An accolade from a person of your artistic ability makes me very humble.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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