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US Cavalryman in Cherry

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Project by mungletroll posted 08-30-2013 08:06 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Late Father was an avid fan of western movies, I grew up on a diet of John Wayne, Louis Lamour and James Stewart. So when his 70th birthday was coming up I decided to carve him something that would take him back to those days.

I have to say that for this one I cheated a little and followed the instructions from a book. I can’t remember the author but it was about carving Movie Characters.

This little chap is about 8 inches tall and carved from Cherry, his rifle is a piece of yew.

Dad loved it!

-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 11:33 AM

This has a lot of character. Very nice job (on all of your pieces). I’m always amazed by carvers, turners, and scrollers. You guys are the true artists of the woodworking world

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 04:35 PM

Since I’m one of those parents who feed his children a steady diet of John Wayne, Louis L’Amour, James Stewart and many other western stars, I really relate to this piece. Great character study of the classic cowpuncher!

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

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RaggedKerf

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 05:02 PM

Kinda looks like Sam Elliot from Gettysburg! This is my favorite piece of yours so far. Simply great!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 05:40 PM

Very cool project and fantastic execution… Looks great, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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woodcut

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 12:34 AM

I’m always amazed by you carvers…. I wish I had the talent!

-- Carl, Iowa

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