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Don't Mess with the Barmaid - wood and gourd

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Well I have not let go of my wood and am finding all sorts of applications on the gourds for wood. I am blessed to have found two passions that work together and compliment each other.

-18 in Calgary….cooooold!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 05:55 PM

Absolute “Awesomeness!!!” :D

You are amazing my friend!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 05:56 PM

As usual your carving is incredible and amazing great job Jordon

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 05:58 PM

18? That’s twice as warm as her right now!

Cool job.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 05:59 PM

Sorry, I see -18. Way worse than mine :-)

-- 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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stefang

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 06:02 PM

All of your projects are masterpieces Jordan and this one is no exception!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 06:16 PM

Hey Jordan….very excellent as always…..

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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reggiek

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 06:17 PM

Wow, just doesn’t seem to cut it on this one (and on all the others that you have shared with us). The color and detail here is extraordinary. You truly have the eye and the enormous talent to bring out the beauty in wood and gourd.

My shop is only a balmy 20 degrees without the fire going….and I find my fingers getting numb and clumsy at that temperature. I’ve found that I get less work done in the shop now because I end up standing by the stove trying to warm up my hands more then working on the project…..but -18….brrrr…I would have to stand in the stove to get warm in that temp….thankfully, I have lots of “oops” pieces to burn and keep the temp up – so my lack of talent in that regards can be a blessing in disguise….....lol.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 06:19 PM

Beautiful Craftsmanship Jordan!!!!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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david38

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 06:23 PM

looks beautiful

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Gary

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 06:24 PM

I have to agree with Stefang. This is so cooool Way cooooler than -18

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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lew

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#11 posted 01-12-2013 06:30 PM

OMG!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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sras

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#12 posted 01-12-2013 06:36 PM

Awesome!! This is an excellent use of the gourd’s natural shape. Another first class project Jordan!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Donna Menke

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#13 posted 01-12-2013 06:40 PM

Greg- looking at your boxes gave me a super idea for adding more sculptural elements to some boxes I’m making today. Do you use a rotary power tool with rough bits to rough out your sculptural elements?
Jordon- are the gun and holster carved? Seems impossible, but you are a master of the impossible.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 01-12-2013 06:41 PM

That’s a Pistol Packin Mama!

Reminds me of that song, that most of you do not know of…
... Lay that pistol down babe,
... Lay that pistol down,
... de da de da de da…
... Lay that pistol down.
(can’t remember all of the words… it HAS been a long time!)

Jordan, you have really DONE IT AGAIN!

I LOVE your work… just awesome… Wonderful… Beautiful… etc…

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful art with us…

You are a true master!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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cathyb

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#15 posted 01-12-2013 06:49 PM

Hahahaha. this is really cool! I love your sense of humor :)

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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