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Well, back to wood for two weeks anyways, then onto gourds again. All that’s left of this job s final sanding as I mentioned to Ms Deb.,
Any of you who know me, know that this style is certainly not my forte and I must admit, I had many hours of toil.

Take care all of you. I sure miss Mr. Wurm.(Jockmike)

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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#1 posted 03-02-2013 03:09 AM

it is extraordinary and I’ll cry with you as you let go …...

And that’s the 2nd time tonight that someone has mentioned JockMike… my heart is heavy but honoured to have known him

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jordan

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 03:09 AM

Me too Debbie and it’s strange but as I spoke with him on Facebook, I didn’t even know he was Jockmike.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 03:11 AM

that is strange

a rose by any other name is still a rose.
A gentleman by another name is still a gentleman.
A JockMike by any other name is still a JockMike :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 03:15 AM

Jordon: A great carving and I miss Jockmike also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 03-02-2013 03:19 AM

Well done Jordon
We all miss Jockmike.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 03:21 AM

Hey Jordan, it may not be your forte, but you did one heck of a job and added to your carving portfolio. The carving, as always, is superb. I hope it does not get completely ‘leafed’ or it will be way too much. Thanks for sharing your latest carving challenge.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 03:46 AM

Gotta take my hat off to you for that carving job, Jordan, and if you did it in 2 weeks I’ll take off my socks too. Amazing, as usual.

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

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 04:21 AM

Best wood carving I’ve ever seen on Lumberjocks!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Jordan

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 04:26 AM

Donna, that’s funny.
Erwin, you’ve got to be kidding, I am really a newbie at curled leaves like Dennis. But that was very kind of you to say.
Ron, it won’t be all guilded and I am going to ask if I can be somewhat involved in shadowing because I agree with you, too much gold would cheapen it.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#10 posted 03-02-2013 04:27 AM

Sure reminds me of Grinling Gibbons, Jordan. Only you can carve something like that!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Jordan

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#11 posted 03-02-2013 04:38 AM

Well that’s certainly a compliment Paul.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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shipwright

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#12 posted 03-02-2013 04:46 AM

Not too shabby for something that’s outside of your comfort zone Jordan, but I’ll bet the juices started pumping at the challenge.

Seems that a “gilding the lily” reference is appropriate here….. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 03-02-2013 05:03 AM

Jordan…with your excessive skill and talent anything you do is bound to be impressive…! I agree about the gold gilding…it is sackralidge…and the recipient needs a better appreciation of the beauty of wood.

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

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Jordan

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#14 posted 03-02-2013 05:04 AM

Well Greg, he is a very wealthy European and this is his family crest which he is very proud of – I guess he figures gold will reflect his wealth? Don’t know exactly but I’m hoping to change his mind a little.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#15 posted 03-02-2013 05:08 AM

awesome stuff, thanks for sharing

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