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Project by Paul Sipos posted 12-24-2011 03:30 PM 1530 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to do this carving from a co-worker that for a time was down on his luck. Now that he moved on to better things, we still pass it around the shop once in awhile as a joke if someone has something dumb happen to them. This is my first figurine I’d ever done! It came out pretty good I think. As with all the other stuff I carved this out of barn wood pine, sketched it out, bandsawed out the big chunks, used my carving tools and sandpaper to do the rest. I black gessoed the whole piece, let it dry, sanded it, then applied the oil paint, letting the black show through a bit. I drilled out the hands so we could stick stuff in them, like a small tool and some schematics.


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#1 posted 12-24-2011 04:00 PM

Way to cool I need a few of them.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 04:15 PM

That’s how I feel after a long hard day in the shop! And for some reason I can’t wait to get back to work the next morning!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 04:17 PM

That’s hilarious! Been there and had the feeling, believe me.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 12:42 AM

That’s awesome. I’d hate to receive it though.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 12:59 AM

Very nice first carving!! I should have recieved him when I was overdosed by an MD on Topamax.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 01:14 AM

This is fabulous! I’ll bet everyone can relate to it! And your execution is exceptional, from the hanging head to the slump of his shoulders! Priceless!

I would buy one in a minute….......have you considered marketing?

-- Earl

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