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Project by MichaelA posted 09-04-2013 04:33 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This carving is out of some elm. I had tried for a month to try and get this stump to quit splitting. I left it sitting in my truck unfinished at a sale! I was ready to turn it into something else. Three different Native Americans walked up and liked our art. They invited Terri and me to a upcoming Powwow. They said it would be great and that they all liked the Indian with the cowboy hat that I had in the truck. Well that gave me the motivation to work on this piece again. I was so busy trying to save the stump, I missed the Indian waiting to be released! Terri made me a feather to sick in his hat.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 04:45 PM

Every piece you cut is more beautiful than the one before.

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 04:46 PM

Very, very nicely done! Any chance of you posting another picture showing the feather your wife made?

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

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 04:54 PM

Thanks Monty. The feather is maple and walnut Hillbillyshooter.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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shipwright

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 06:02 PM

Another wonderfully portrayed character piece Michael.
The hat brim must have been a real challenge in end grain, checking stump wood.
Nice feather too Terri.
Always a treat!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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mungletroll

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 06:45 PM

I really love that piece, Well done!!!

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

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MichaelA

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 06:55 PM

Thanks Paul and the hat brim wanted to separate allot but then I have had brims in allot worse condition than this! Thanks mungletroll and Welcome to lumberjocks!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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swampi

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 08:05 PM

A nice piece of work Michael !!!!

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 09-04-2013 09:53 PM

beautiful work. Your carving is amazing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MichaelA

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 10:10 PM

Thank you Harry and Peter!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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bazz135uk

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#10 posted 09-04-2013 10:54 PM

So love your work ! Very talented Very skillfull Be Proud..

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 09-04-2013 11:36 PM

WOW
Davw

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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MichaelA

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#12 posted 09-05-2013 12:40 AM

Thanks David glad you liked it.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Hybridwoodwork

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#13 posted 09-05-2013 01:38 AM

Really very nice! I love it. Just accept that if you are going to carve in the round from logs they’re gonna split. Best you can do is try to predict where and try to work it around the back or into the design…

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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MichaelA

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#14 posted 09-05-2013 02:29 AM

Thanks Hybridwoodwork. When you technical carve you have that option of trying to start in the most predictable part of the round. If you read grain and follow images your pretty much stuck to where the image decides to show itself. Then like you said all you can do is try to work any cracks into and try to control the internal stress. I carve images already in plain site. Sometimes there are many images and than you might get to start in a more favorable area. Some pieces can be a handful. If so I bench them for a day or two. Eventually I will give them another go! Thanks again Hybridwoodwork. I like your thumbnail picture. Is that a mask? It’s hard to see the side.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#15 posted 09-05-2013 03:46 PM

Michael, I like that job.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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