"Some days you're the hydrant......some days you're the dog."

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Project by mpounders posted 05-20-2013 03:34 PM 1593 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another of Chris Hammack’s bar buddies roughouts. I started this and got it pretty much finished on my day with Chris at the last Renegade Roundup. These fellows are pretty challenging with all the details that he puts in them. I’m finally getting caught up enough to paint the ones I worked on while there…..but haven’t even started carving on all the extras I bought! Really enjoyed myself and learned a lot! This old fella resembles a guy I used to can almost read his mind when you look at him. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 03:54 PM

I like him

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 04:20 PM

what a great ole guy, you did a wonderful job here mike…you should be the one teaching …you should do a blog series some time…i would enjoy seeing you carve and learning something…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 04:24 PM

That is awesome. I really like it – but that smoking is going to stunt his growth :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 04:54 PM

Like he’s lean’in on the fence watchin the livestock! Great work!!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 05:09 PM

great work on em ,it must of been a hydrant day for him .love you work mike he looks great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 05:53 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 06:42 PM

Great job, very cute

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

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 06:48 PM

Another great one.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 05-20-2013 07:03 PM

Wow, great job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 09:11 PM

Super Awesome!!!!! MikE!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 05-20-2013 09:11 PM

Nice Carving
Like the title of the project: Reminds me of a country song by Mary Chapin Carpenter “The Bug”

Chorus is
Sometimes you’re the windshield
Sometimes you’re the bug

-- "Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." Ronald Reagan

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#12 posted 05-20-2013 09:52 PM

WOW!! I love this carving. The stories this guy could tell! It’s awesome, thanks for posting this great project.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#13 posted 05-20-2013 09:59 PM

Your carving is unbelievably delightful. You are improving with every piece that you do and are now, no doubt, a professional. I look forward to seeing everything that you post. God Bless and may you always be happy and prosperous in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 05-20-2013 10:00 PM

looks like a fella with lots stories to tell. There are so many nice details to look at. The expression, the cigarette the worn looking denim shirt and even the leather gloves. That is another great carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#15 posted 05-20-2013 10:05 PM

Wow Mike the character you have created with this “old timer” is just fabulous, this guy’s been around the clock a few times. Lovely work
BTW, love your title it work great with this guy :)

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

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