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Project by mpounders posted 516 days ago 1973 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, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 516 days ago

Great carving thank you for sharing this project

-- Todd

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History

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#2 posted 516 days ago

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

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#3 posted 516 days ago

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 516 days ago

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

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#5 posted 516 days ago

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, ........as long as I don’t have to carve anything!

I love the detail.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Betsy

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#6 posted 516 days ago

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

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 516 days ago

Awesome carvings and oozing character…!

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

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shipwright

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#8 posted 516 days ago

These guys are just too cool Mike.
Great characters.

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 516 days ago

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

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

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#10 posted 516 days ago

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#11 posted 516 days ago

Great eye for details! One even resembles my Uncle!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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flintbone

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#12 posted 516 days ago

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.
flint

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

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 516 days ago

Very cute. Great 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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davidroberts

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#14 posted 516 days ago

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.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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TJ65

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#15 posted 516 days ago

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

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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