Sailor and his luggage

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Project by Tom posted 01-29-2012 07:59 PM 1172 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sailor and sea bag are crafted from a picture that caught my eye.
It was in a carving pattern book. A little Nostalgia in Baswood

-- chipsawturn

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 08:17 PM

I like this carving Tom very nice work.

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 09:06 PM

How realistic ! Great job : )

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 09:30 PM

I love it! Did you know there is a national monument to the US Navy Sailor in Wash DC? From the Capital Building walking the National mall, it’s on the starboard side, amidships, outboard one passageway (street)!

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 10:03 PM

Great Tribute to the Men and Women of the United States Navy. “Anchors Aweigh”

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 11:50 PM

Excellent detail in your carving.

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 03:13 AM

Tom, that is very cool, so well done. Love the “sea bag”, got one in my attic from many years ago.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 01-30-2012 04:26 AM

Nice carving Tom!!!!!! Full figure is a great challenge.

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 07:12 AM

Beautiful job Tom. It reminds me somewhat of the statue in front of the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington. There are several other statues similar at the Memorial which would give you more inspiration for a project. I love the one in the lobby of the Sailor kissing his wife with his child close by. Reminds me of a time when it was my wife and I and our daughters saying hello or goodbye as my ships deployed or returned from deployment. If you go on line to the Navy Memorial you can see all the statues. Thanks so much for sharing, it brought back wonderful memories.


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#9 posted 01-30-2012 07:43 AM

That is so well done. The proportions are great and the expression on the face is like he just got off the ship and something in mind.

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#10 posted 06-10-2012 11:50 PM

Super nice detailed carving. Lifelike for sure. Awesome

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 12:19 AM

This is one Rich would especially like, Tom.

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#12 posted 09-20-2012 03:04 AM

Yes, it reminds me of Richard. I still have on display the loon you carved for me many years ago.

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