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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 03-05-2012 02:54 AM 2385 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my peeking mice. These are the most popular carvings I have at my craft shows.
He is carved out of Basswood and painted with Acrylic Paints. The pattern is a Donna Menke original.

It is for sale on my Etsy.com store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignerFirewood.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:56 AM

Super realistic, nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 03:27 PM

Nice carving work !!!

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

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 09:17 PM

Love your mice! Great craftmanship.

-- Douwe

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 02:54 AM

Looks real. Great job

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#5 posted 03-22-2012 01:03 AM

I can see why they are so popular. Warm, gentle, tactile. And bright eyed! What tools do you use?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 01:08 AM

Thanks everyone.
Spunwood. I use a drumel usually depending on the mood and location of where I am carving. If I am out and about then chisels and gouges and knife but this was done with power.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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wooded

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 03:34 AM

Real mice job…..............;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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#8 posted 03-24-2012 12:57 AM

nice work.

-- khalsey, NC

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Donna Menke

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 10:32 PM

Nice job on those mice, they look a lot like mine. Did you take a class with me at Carve Fest or the International Woodcarvers Congress. Glad to see that they sell well.
This was one way to mount them: http://www.woodworks-by-donna.com/woodcarvings.html
Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#10 posted 04-29-2012 01:40 AM

Thanks Donna. They are not even near as good as yours. They are actually your pattern and a few have variations to make them different from each other. No I am sorry to say I did not get to take your class at Carve Fest but picked up your pattern and directions from your website about a year ago. The people I work with at 3M think they are cute because I have them all over my cubicle.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#11 posted 04-29-2012 07:50 PM

That explains it- I was wondering if I knew you from a class, or not. You mention that your customers like the mice with the textured and wood burned fur best of all. That is all I do, but my students have sometimes made them in different colors. Nice to see your versions- Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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