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Project by mpounders posted 12-02-2011 05:51 PM 1327 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a snowman with a snow dog last year that my daughter snagged before I could sell it, so I figured that might be a popular subject for the holiday bazaar I will be at this weekend. The guy with the green jacket is about 7” tall from poplar. The other snowman is about 3” tall and is similar to the one I did last year. My daughter has already claimed a Santa, an ornament, and three sets of earrings, so these should make it to the display table! I am hoping to use the proceeds to finance some additional tools for my shop, if the event goes well (keeping my fingers crossed).

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 05:56 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 06:07 PM

that is very nice. I sure wish I could visualize 3D and carve…...jealous!!!!

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 06:07 PM

that is really nice, your daughter is lucky to have you, i would love to see what her collection is from what dad has made…good luck at the bazaar…

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

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 08:27 PM

love the snowman

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 09:27 PM

Very cute, Mike, and a wonderful job on the carving.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 11:06 PM

Nice work. I attempt carving sometimes but I’m slow at it. Sarahss > I guess who you’d call my carving mentor says to” take a block of wood and carve away everything that doesn’t look like a snowman etc.”

-- Jeff,

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 11:28 PM

For me, snowmen aren’t as easy as they look! You have to cut away a lot of stuff to make those rounded balls from a square block of wood. I think the Santas are much easier. Practice does improve speed and teaches your muscles how to make a particular cut, and it builds up some strength (and callouses) in your hands from holding the knives. It took me a loooooong time on my first ornament.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#8 posted 12-03-2011 12:49 AM

Snowman is awesome.

-- Steven

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#9 posted 12-03-2011 03:17 AM

Nice snowman. Getting more tools is always fun. Good luck on the sales.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 12-03-2011 06:43 AM

Just love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 12-03-2011 07:05 AM

Mike, that is a really nice piece. He has a very happy face and I particularly like the nose.

-- 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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#13 posted 12-05-2011 04:45 PM

Very nice Mike. I can see where the snowmen would be a lot of extra work.

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