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Project by mpounders posted 02-05-2012 04:51 AM 1552 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a “pharmacy” gnome for my daughter to have when she worked at a pharmacy in college. Her friends liked it and one requested a trucker gnome, since he worked for a trucking company. I didn’t think hew was serious, but he has mentioned it since then, so this is what I made for him as a gift. I had to think a bit on what might distinguish it as a truck driver and decided he had to have the iconic chrome mud-flap girl, a decorative element on many trucks!. I added the cowboy boots, since he is in Texas, and gave him a dangling cigarette. The recipient was quite excited! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 04:56 AM

It’s the best trucker gnome I’ve ever sine. Cool carving.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 04:57 AM

How long does it take to carve something like this??? Not counting the painting. You seem to have this art mastered…...........

-- mike...............

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mpounders

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 05:01 AM

I’ve got about 4 hours carving in it, but I don’t keep a real accurate count!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 08:37 AM

!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 10:45 AM

I love his facial features Mike. You really have a talent for this. Great boots too.

-- 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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flintbone

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 03:38 PM

Nice lookin’ dude. Looks like he is going in the truck stop for a cup of coffee.
Keep up the good work.
flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 04:09 PM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 04:14 PM

oh yea. keep on truckin Mike

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 05:18 PM

Nice design and wonderful result.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

#10 posted 02-05-2012 05:58 PM

This is very impressive,Mike !!!

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#11 posted 02-06-2012 07:29 AM

Its simply awesome…

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#12 posted 02-06-2012 03:58 PM

Very cute

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#13 posted 02-06-2012 05:42 PM

another great one Mike…...keep them coming!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#14 posted 02-07-2012 04:13 AM

Super Cool & Groovy. Love it.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#15 posted 03-22-2012 03:40 AM

This guy definitely has some personality! He looks a lot like my uncle, cigarette and all. Seems like it’d be tough to drive truck without arms though….

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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