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Project by mpounders posted 719 days ago 1357 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guy from the carving club has been coming over and getting some tips on carving in the round. He has mainly carved reliefs and wanted to pick up a few tips. So we started with a simple boot. I decided to fancy mine up a bit and make a toothpick holder after we finished that night. My daughter decided she might want it, but it needed to be painted and she wanted red (perhaps in honor of the Arkansas Razorbacks?). So here it is! Thanks for looking!

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 718 days ago

Really nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 718 days ago

That is great

Your daughter has impeccable taste

It will stand out instead of hunt the toothpick

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 718 days ago

Very nice Mike!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Roger

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#4 posted 718 days ago

Nice boot fer keepin yer picks.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 718 days ago

It doesn’t look like a simple boot to me, but then I am not much of a carver !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 718 days ago

Great detailing on this boot!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 718 days ago

Well done. I love the carving and have never seen a toothpick holder like it before.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 718 days ago

Incredible detailing to say the least !!
Thanks for the before and after painting pics : )

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

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Daniel Wise

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#9 posted 718 days ago

Very cool. It’s also nice to see another Arkansan floating around on LJ’s

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Rustic

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#10 posted 717 days ago

Very nice

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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