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Project by mpounders posted 05-03-2013 01:59 PM 1303 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was messing around with a small piece of wood and it turned into a pretty neat little face. It was about the size of a bottlestopper, but I wanted to present it more as a piece of art. I asked for advice in another post and decided on a base, but it took a while to think of a title. He reminds me of someone, maybe myself, and I got to thinking about years past. Remembering hair this long, and a full beard (not this long). Remembering motorcycles ridden and places seen. People and music, sadness and celebration. The years flow like a river and some memories fade and wash away and others are changed some by the flow of years. I think the best times are always in the present moment and have never had any urge to turn back the clock, to live in the past. But the past can be a nice place to visit, in our “rememberies”. Thanks for looking! (hope you like the carving and the base)

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





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wizzardofwood

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 02:04 PM

lol made me smile ….....thanks for sharing

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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RWAARM

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 02:09 PM

LOVE THE CARVING. THE BASE REALLY MAKES IT STAND OUT!

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 02:17 PM

Very nicely done, and great commentary for your piece—probably because I can really relate at this point in my life!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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sandyf

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 02:26 PM

hes really good

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 02:30 PM

I decided to add this from your Blog. A real cool carving.

(How about using your wood choice horizontally, and riding a motorcycle !

You wouldn’t have to do the whole motorcycle, just from the seat, & handlebars up.)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MShort

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 02:49 PM

Great job on this carving Mike. I really like the facial features on this carving.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 02:56 PM

What a carving, Mike. Your work is amazing.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 04:29 PM

Nice job Mike

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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birchbranch

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 04:36 PM

I like your words and your works! It brightened my day, despite watching it snow right now. Thanks for sharing!

-- John B.

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Hybridwoodwork

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 05:52 PM

Good job, I think we all may know someone that he reminds us of!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 06:50 PM

great carving. I like the expressive face with a look that has lots of miles on it,deep wrinkles and won through much experience.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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peteg

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#12 posted 05-03-2013 09:33 PM

Thats a great piece of work mike, well done
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 05-04-2013 12:33 AM

I think I know that guy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 05-04-2013 01:15 AM

The memories are good, the flat tire at the worst possible time, the fuse that would burn out when you did
not have time to chase the short, the long rides and smooth corners. It was good, but I would not want to
live through it again. Where I am is just about perfect, if I could just remember what I was planning on doing
next. Thank you for sharing this wonderful fellow.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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tsangell

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#15 posted 05-04-2013 01:19 AM

That is awesome. What a character!

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