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and beer for my rain-deer!!!!!!” I’ve been working on a lot of ornaments for the holiday season and this song by Toby Keith/Willie Nelson came to my mind when I had all these guys lined up. They looked like they were in a rowdy and happy mood! All my ornaments are different from each other, but I am hoping they make people smile, and reach for their wallets! Thank’s for looking!

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





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svenbecca

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 09:15 PM

I want the second one from the left.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Pimzedd

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 09:47 PM

Mike, nice work. Been giving Santa a little try myself. Still a beginner.

What wood do you use for the Santa’s? I’m just using 2×4 fir.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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redryder

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 10:36 PM

These will get the economy rolling….........

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 10:39 PM

love them.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mpounders

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 11:12 PM

Thanks all! Bill, these are all from basswood. I carve pine every now and then, just to see if I like it any better or if it has gotten any easier. Order yourself some 1×1 or 2×2 pieces from this place. Really good carving wood and really good people to deal with!

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

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DaveGlx

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 11:36 PM

great job mate. nice combination.

-- Dave -

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Heidi Neely

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 11:57 PM

These are just awesome!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Brit

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 01:03 AM

They are wonderful Mike. They each have their own characteristics and personalities. I like them all, but if I had to choose, it would be the second from left.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 01:12 AM

Love em Mike so fun.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 01:48 AM

Oh yea!!! Toby Keith is awesome!! oh, and I like beer fer my horses also…:) oh, and “trick-or-treat”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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motoman

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 02:41 AM

These guys are coooool.Would like a whole tree decked out in them for xmas.You have a gift,nice work.

-- Mike Wix

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#12 posted 10-29-2011 07:23 AM

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 05:34 PM

Wonderful Santas!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 10-29-2011 05:50 PM

I have just started carving and have been looking a little closer at the carvings here, studying your past
carvings, I can see your progress and ability showing, I will never reach your level, but you have encouraged
me to have fun trying to learn how to carve. Thank you for sharing. Your carving are great and your
wooden ladies are beautiful.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Loucarb

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#15 posted 10-29-2011 08:26 PM

Those are great I think you’ll sell them fast. Well done.

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