Moby Dick

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Project by Steelwinky posted 03-02-2007 09:05 AM 2329 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was out working in the shop, and the dog stopped by for a visit. Thank god for dog doors. The poor guy had a matted up chunk of hair on his neck, which was quickly removed with a swift snip. I looked at the chunk of hair and was about to throw it away. But then I saw this leftover scrap of oak that was cut in the perfect shape. So a few holes, and a small mouth , and Moby Dick was born. Even though this is silly, and took about 30 seconds to make, it’s my favorite project so far.

And heres a picture of the monster dog in action!

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#1 posted 03-02-2007 11:41 AM

Hi Steelwinky;
I know just what you mean by; “Even though this is silly, and took about 30 seconds to make, it’s my favorite project so far.”

I also have a lot of these around and I am always looking at them over and over.’s the silly ones that inspire us and help us to see where we have not looked before!

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 03-02-2007 12:25 PM

Arff – arff!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 03-02-2007 12:33 PM

that is so cute.
gotta love “outta-the-box-thinkers”. Brilliant .. and an honour to the doggie

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-02-2007 04:08 PM

High Art!

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#5 posted 03-02-2007 04:17 PM

Silly and/or spur of the moment often yields the best!

When I took drawing in college (after having basically done the same still lifes since grade school (argh!) I started adding quick “Disney style” flowers to the vases, the occasional “Jetsons Bubble car” zipping across the skyline, or if perchance I drew something too tall (in conte or charcoal) I just turned the base into a reflection, as if on a mirror or water. My classmates started looking to my work for such things (the teacher didn’t mind THAT much) and I kept my sanity!

Gotta let the muse take the lead once in a while.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 03-02-2007 04:42 PM

Neat idea!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 03-02-2007 05:07 PM

Hummm – great idea and there is a horse in the pasture!!! Lot of tail hair.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 05:02 PM

Looks like time for another “hair of the dog”.........

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