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Project by mpounders posted 04-03-2013 09:02 PM 2345 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently attending a carving seminar in Tennesee and one of the instructors was Chris Hammack. I carved a couple of his “Bar-room Buddies” roughouts and got one painted. Chris puts a lot of detail in these small figures and they were quite challenging to carve. I plan to make a little bar for them to be leaning on and have several other patterns in the same style. They make me smile and have a familiar look to them! Could be someone I’ve met?

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 09:10 PM

Great carving thank you for sharing this project

-- Todd

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 09:15 PM

Very nice. I like them alot. I also looked at your website, and once again very impressive.

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 09:20 PM

Marvelous! You’ve got it made. I think it is sensational. You’re an expert! Spectacular and awe-inspiring.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 09:32 PM

Nice work Mike. They’ve got a lot of character with the expressions you captured.You’re making me want to start carving and whittling again. (which I intend to do anyway)

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 09:42 PM

wow, that’s so cool.

If anyone asked if I can make something (typically my wife) my reply is …... if its made out of wood I can make it, long as I don’t have to carve anything!

I love the detail.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 10:01 PM

Very very cool. I think the little guy has a story to tell! Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 11:01 PM

Awesome carvings and oozing character…!

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 11:14 PM

These guys are just too cool Mike.
Great characters.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 11:44 PM

Oh man Mike.. These are the guys I hang out with… hehehe Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 04-03-2013 11:53 PM

Very awesome. Good job.

-- Jay -

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#11 posted 04-04-2013 12:07 AM

Great eye for details! One even resembles my Uncle!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 12:45 AM

Good job Mike. I like the paint job.
I started one also but haven’t finished it yet. They are fun to carve.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 04-04-2013 01:00 AM

Very cute. Great work.

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 01:26 AM

Oh man, I love those. Their expressions are classic, spot on. How the heck do people do that. Maybe I should try because I can’t draw a straight line to save my life. Naw, that’s real talent. I wanted to make an offer to buy them, but then remembered, I’m broke, so I’ll just admire for now.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#15 posted 04-04-2013 02:11 AM

That’s awesome, it kinda reminds me of someone !!

-- Theresa,

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