Coon - 1992

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Project by swampi posted 06-04-2013 06:34 AM 927 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was done in Black Walnut.

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 07:26 AM

Like this one, it is terrific. How long would something like this take you to complete.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 09:49 AM

Gosh, Bob, On the Coon,

Working full time on a project like that, would take a couple of weeks for
me at the least.
(ie: Full Time = Between honey-do’s, fishin’, must do’s, that’s broke etc..)

I didn’t have a drawing to go by, just an idea and a few pix’s of coons
and some wood.
I was working for a living at the time of that whittlin’, and it probably took
a couple of months to complete.
I didn’t set a schedule for completion on this piece, so it was off and on
whittlin’ as the lets go shopping alternative would allow….
(Don’t Let Her See This)

These carvings are all under 4 inches (100 mm) high, with the exception
of the “Native American”. which is approx. 8 inches high.

(not too good on metrics)


-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 10:35 AM

Beautiful carving. Very impressive being that small.

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

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 01:12 PM

You have an eye for nature! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 06-04-2013 01:16 PM

This carving is wonderful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#6 posted 06-04-2013 01:43 PM

I could do that. Well maybe in my next life when I have some artistic talent. Very nice.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 06-05-2013 12:54 AM

I think I met that Rascal in my Have-A-Heart trap last spring…. How’d he get over to your place :^)

Very impressive!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 06-07-2013 01:08 PM

Wow! With that small size and great details, it’s a display of great workmanship and patience. Impressive carving indeed!

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 05:58 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone, you all are an inspiration for me…

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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