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Project by mpounders posted 11-29-2012 05:43 AM 1893 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Harold Enlow has inspired a lot of carvers with his humor and his carvings. I have several of his books and this design has always been a favorite of mine, so here is my version of it. I like the look of bliss on this old feller’s face as he carefully flosses, just like his dentist advised! I smile whenever I see him. I decided not to paint this one as I wanted the carving to show through and it seemed to go with the rustic nature of the piece. Thanks for looking!

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





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#1 posted 11-29-2012 05:52 AM

This is a wonderful carving , whimsical and charming .

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 06:16 AM

What a really neat looking carving.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 06:42 AM

Mike, who cares what ever elese is in this fabulous piece other than this “old feller’s” face, it encompases everything possible about absolute contentment / pleasure / happiness.
Man you nailed this one for the face alone. very well done :)
BTW, the rest ain’t too bad either :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 07:01 AM

Mike

great work, love the humour of the work!

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 07:13 AM

Wow

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 07:26 AM

That’s really nice work. It’s always wonderful to bwe able to see emotion on the face. Mark of a real craftman.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 08:32 AM

Mike, you succeed to bring out the expression, I don’t stop to look at it again and again and smile with him, and feel in my body the enjoy of rubbing between the fingers :)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 11-29-2012 10:31 AM

Good job Mike. I am a fan of Harold also.
Keep up the good work.
flint

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#9 posted 11-29-2012 12:10 PM

Just to cool, nice job.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 12:59 PM

NOW that’s funny and cool I don’t care who you are Thank’s Mike SMILE

-- polecat, south alabama

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#11 posted 11-29-2012 12:59 PM

Looks just like my cousin Zek down in Taney county (right on the Missouri -Arkansas west border. <jk>

Really, my first reaction was “that is too cool”, but Dale beat me to that observation. So, I’ll add you have done an outstanding job of capturing Ozarks bless and pleasure in the simple things in life!

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Roger

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#12 posted 11-29-2012 01:16 PM

Now that’s very kool, and whimsical like Jim said.

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#13 posted 11-29-2012 01:18 PM

A wonderful whimsical carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 11-29-2012 01:24 PM

I love it!

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

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#15 posted 11-29-2012 01:39 PM

Down right cool! Love it

-- jerry

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