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Project by mpounders posted 456 days ago 1380 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 456 days ago

I like him

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 456 days ago

Great job, very cute

-- 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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#8 posted 456 days ago

Another great one.

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

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#9 posted 456 days ago

Wow, great job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 456 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 456 days ago

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

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#12 posted 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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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