Sailor and his luggage

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Project by Tom posted 936 days ago 1076 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 936 days ago

I like this carving Tom very nice work.

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#2 posted 936 days ago

How realistic ! Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 936 days ago

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 936 days ago

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 936 days ago

Excellent detail in your carving.

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

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#6 posted 936 days ago

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 936 days ago

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

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#8 posted 936 days ago

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 936 days ago

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 803 days ago

Super nice detailed carving. Lifelike for sure. Awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 733 days ago

This is one Rich would especially like, Tom.

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#12 posted 702 days ago

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

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