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The Tennesee Stud

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Project by mpounders posted 05-21-2013 01:50 PM 1296 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“The Tennesee stud was long and lean,
the color of the sun, and his eyes were green.
He had the nerve, and he had the blood…
there never was a horse like the Tennesee stud!”

This old hoss is feeling pretty stud-ly, with his stripe-dy pants and rodeo buckle! He is ready to chase a few fillies, and even has a stick to beat them off, should he prove to be tooo irisistable down at the county fairgrounds.

This is another completed project from the Renegade Roundup, a Gary Falin roughout called “Muffin”. Gary suggested that I change his design up a bit, by adding the mustache, and it kinda grew into this fellow. I liked the pants and the way he was posed, but it was hard to pick from all the roughouts that Gary had available. Great guy, great carver, and great instructor!

If you get a chance, google Tennesee Stud and listen to the song….the versions by Doc Watson or Johnny Cash on YouTube are both good! Thanks for looking!

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





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sras

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:10 PM

This character has a lot of character!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 02:14 PM

Mike this is another amazing piece of work with a lot of character. It has so many wonderful details.

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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#3 posted 05-21-2013 02:43 PM

Wonderful work Mike. You are very talented and skillful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Moron

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 03:05 PM

Nice work.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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David Dean

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 03:09 PM

I like that is so cool

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 04:02 PM

You create some memorable characters. I have seen your last two and both are outstanding.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 04:40 PM

now this guy here looks like he would be the perfect grandpa, one who ranched all his life and taught us grand kids all he could, he would take us horse riding and have chuck wagon steak dinners, yea this one i would love to have on my mantle

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

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 05:21 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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MShort

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 06:03 PM

You really put life into this carving. Thanks.

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

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MShort

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 06:04 PM

He will make a nice addition to your Chicken and Dumpling carving. Later.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 05-21-2013 07:27 PM

Not only is the carving great, your painting adds to the sculpture.

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

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peteg

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 10:36 PM

Mike, this is a realy fabulous piece, you have an amasingly creative talent.
Tip of the hat to this man :)
pete

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

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 05-21-2013 11:07 PM

wow another fabulous carving!.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 05-22-2013 01:39 AM

Awesome job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#15 posted 05-22-2013 01:55 AM

you really brought this fella to life, Mike.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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