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Project by MShort posted 08-18-2013 12:06 AM 1244 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this carving off and on for several months and just finished carving. I am trying to decide whether I will leave him as a natural look of the wood or paint him. Thanks.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-18-2013 12:12 AM

I like him like he is, but if you’re a good painter….........go for it!!

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

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 12:45 AM

Great job Mike, I get salty just looking at him. Your call on the paint.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 12:47 AM

Great looking carving Mike…He looks a little grumpy, has he lost his ship…:)
I am with Jim, I think leave it looks great just as it is.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 01:07 AM

A lot of character in this character! Hope you are a better painter than I am….. I’m horrible. I like it natural but I also like when folks use a ‘color wash’ on some of the little guys.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 01:56 AM

Very nice job carving! Personally, I like the natural wood look, but you’re the artist on this.

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

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 02:28 AM

Great expression!
+1 for the natural finish- but then that’s just me.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 09:43 AM

Wonderful carving work Mike. I like it either way painted or plain. Here in Norway they usually use water based dyes on the colored ones so the wood grain will show through. The best of both worlds.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 08-18-2013 12:46 PM

Definitely leave as is Mike, painted, it could be plastic from a $2.00 shop!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Tom Pritchard

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#9 posted 08-19-2013 06:45 PM

That’s a great carving. I love doing those styles of carving myself.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#10 posted 08-21-2013 04:55 PM

Great carving on that wonderful piece. It has a lot of great details and facial expression. Like the natural look more.

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