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Hey guys, remember me?

Patron wrote me a letter and reminded me what wonderful friends I have on Lumberjocks who I have ignored during my two year stint with gourds.

But I haven’t forgotten my friends and recently I reminded myself of wood with Loco.

Basically I started to realize that people were searching my website under Jordan Straker Gourds and I said “Okay okay, I like gourds but I LOVE wood!!!

I’m not rich yet, I’m not poor either, but dang I sure miss British Columbia.

Happy Holidays to you all!!!


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#1 posted 12-15-2013 03:43 AM

Good to hear from you, Jordan. It’s been a while.
Beautiful work, as always

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 03:50 AM

Wow that’s amazing Jordon ,so very good to hear from you and see another one of your master pieces . Merry Chrismas to you and the Mrs.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 03:53 AM

You are rich in talent!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 03:58 AM

i remember you now

you are the guy that wears
the wooden boots

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 04:13 AM

Always a treat Jordan.
You are amazing…... that’s all I’ve got.
Nice to see your work again.

Season’s greetings my friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 04:41 AM

Hey Jordan…I thought about you last weekend when I was doing a show in Jackson, MS. There were 2 artists with gourds that brought you to mind. I have yet to see anyone with the carvings as realistic as yours.
Hope to see more of your work here on Lumberjocks.

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#7 posted 12-15-2013 04:59 AM

triple WOW, Jordan! I have been admiring and studying your gourds for a while now. And with your inspiration, I’ve taken up gourd carving (attached)
, hoping someday I might be as good as you are. Yah, I know that’s a big wish, but I’ve always aimed high. You are absolutely THE best in carving, whether on wood or on gourds, Jordan. I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent looking – correction – enlarging and studying each and every one of your wonderful gourds. I just know that those hours were well spent. I also remember that I asked you for advice over a year ago and you taught me that “If you have to ask, ‘Is it good enough?’, it isn’t” I took that to heart and have since improved my carving quite a bit by being my own worst critic. So far I’ve been able to win the Best of Show, Intermediate Class at the Artistry in Wood, Oklahoma City, OK, and then Carver-of-the-Year 2012 in Tulsa’s Woodcarving Association, among many blue, red and white ribbons from Arkansas and Kansas City Wood Carving Shows.. Thank you for your coaching and directing. I’ve also noticed that you truly enjoy what you do; just look at your work! So, don’t give up on me, Jordan. I’m still learning.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#8 posted 12-15-2013 05:20 AM

Jordan: Welcome back. A beautiful creation

Merry Christmas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-15-2013 05:22 AM


Thanks for dropping in via Patron… Thank you David!

Yes! Your work is ALWAYS enjoyable to look at and wonder “How does he do that?”.

What grinding equipment have you settled on?

Heavy duty work? ...

Medium duty?...

Light duty? .....

Merry Christmas to you, Jordan, may you and yours have a wonderful one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 12-15-2013 05:43 AM

Thanks for stopping by Jordan – good to hear from you!!

Fantastic work – again.

Happy holidays!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 08:02 AM

Love your work Jordan

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 08:21 AM

Wow that is amazing Jordan and the gourds and other things on your website are awesome….real jaw droppers.
I hope we get to see more of your work here at LJ’s.

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

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#13 posted 12-15-2013 08:48 AM

Beautiful Piece as usual Jordan. Thanks For Posting.

Happy Holidays to You & Yours Also!


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#14 posted 12-15-2013 11:11 AM

Incredible as usual Jordan and I’m sure it’s beyond incredible in person, as the others have been.

Great to see you back.

-- Come Heavy...or don't come at all.

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#15 posted 12-15-2013 01:17 PM

Awesome work sir

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

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