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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 130 days ago

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 130 days ago

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 130 days ago

You are rich in talent!!

-- "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 130 days ago

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 130 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 130 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 130 days ago

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 130 days ago

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 †

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 130 days ago


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 130 days ago

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 129 days ago

Love your work Jordan

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 129 days ago

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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#13 posted 129 days ago

Beautiful Piece as usual Jordan. Thanks For Posting.

Happy Holidays to You & Yours Also!


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#14 posted 129 days ago

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

Great to see you back.

-- Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

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#15 posted 129 days ago

Awesome work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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