The Mean Grinch

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Project by JoeyG posted 01-23-2012 07:40 PM 1630 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little guy began as a sketch I did one evening and I decided I wanted to see what I could do with the epoxy inlays I have been trying. Then I decided to do it as a how to blog which you can find here

I am not going into the how to’s here, I just want to say that even though this part is done, it is not finished. I plan to use this in another project. I have had suggestions on the blog to do a box to hold my dremel, which I used for most of the carving. I really like this idea and will pursue it once I get a little extra spare time. This project has many, many man hours in it. but I think it was worth every second for all that I learned.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 07:50 PM

This turned out great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 07:52 PM

Its just hard to believe how well this turned out. As a “follower” of the blog, I had my doubts. LOL

You did a remarkable job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 07:59 PM

It turned out well.
I enjoyed following your blog on the subject.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 08:46 PM

Really did turn out well! And I too enjoyed your blog a lot.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 10:53 PM

A long tortuous road but the result is great.

I am pretty sure rewarding as well. We have learned a lot from your journey.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 10:53 PM

Joey: Looking forward to the final product.

I enjoyed the blog.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 12:29 AM

I have done some epoxy inlay. It is fun and can be exciting. This piece is way beyond a simple one color humming bird. VERY, VERY nice.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 04:05 AM

Joey, It appears that your patience paid off. There were times I thought all was lost but you pulled it off. With that kind of patience and perseverence you can do anything! I would have given up long ago but we’re glad you didn’t.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 06:50 AM

Well we made it …........I think it turned out great
And I know it was a lot of work Still very cool
Thanks for sharing the process with us

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 01-24-2012 02:46 PM

Thanks everyone. The blog was a lot of fun and helped me keep to it. Instead of getting frustrated when things didn’t go right, I keep on going so I wouldn’t let you guys down. It kept me honest and made me find ways to fix my mistakes. It’s a great motivation. I listen to a lot of podcast books and there is nothing worse than an author that doesn’t finish his book and leaves the story unfinished. I didn’t want to be the woodworking equivalent, so the only choice was to make it work. That being said, this is my promise to finish the project completely. I am almost positive that I will use this in some way in a box for my dremel. Beyond that I will not say anymore at the moment. I have a bookcase job I have mentioned before that I need to get done for my client. He is also going to order 3 boxes on completion of the bookcases for next Christmas, so it is important I concentrate on the bookcases. Once that is done and time and money allow, I will begin the dremel box. I will do it as a how to blog just as I have done for this and the sculpted box. Together we can come up with a good design and how to make it happen. Everyone who commented on this project became a part of it. . I couldn’t/wouldn’t have been able to do it without your ideas and support.
Thank you,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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