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Project by mpounders posted 12-24-2013 04:59 AM 1058 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Gary Falin roughout that I saw at the Renegade Roundup last March. I’ve carved a few original designs the past year, but I think I’ve learned a few things by carving the designs of others, even though I end up “improving” them. Gary’s work has a lot of intricacies and it is quite educational doing his roughouts. I’m really looking forward to the next one! Merry Christmas to all!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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rustythebailiff

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 05:08 AM

Very nicely done, and just in time for the holidays. Though this guy looks like he is holidayed out. I love the paint job, your fabric effects are excellent!

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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jim65

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 08:45 AM

nice! very well done, Merry Christmas!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Rob W

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 12:57 PM

Cute

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Dale

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 01:48 PM

Great carving Mike as always. Merry Christmas.

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 02:14 PM

Mike, this is a wonderful carving and I don’t see how it could be done any better. It’s perfect. Merry Chrismas.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 02:40 PM

wonderful carving. he looks like he’s built his share of toys. Does Santa offer a retirement plan? Merry Christmas.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 02:53 PM

Looks like he is saying, “You want what and you want it when?” Send him out for a hot buttered rum or three. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 02:54 PM

Double post, should not have had that second egg nog.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Pimzedd

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#9 posted 12-24-2013 02:55 PM

I think he is looking up at Santa saying, “Are we done yet?”

Beautiful work as usual Mike.

Mike, each member of our family had an ornament on our Christmas tree except me. Thanks to your “5 minute Gnome Tutorial” I now have an ornament.

Merry Christmas

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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Underdog

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#10 posted 12-25-2013 01:01 PM

Merry Christmas Mike! And thanks for posting your carvings. I have enjoyed them. And they have also inspired me.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Roger

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#11 posted 12-26-2013 12:56 PM

His look to me is, are we done yet.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 12-27-2013 07:49 PM

Excellent carving on that wonderful elf. Great details and colors, the fabric looks real.

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#13 posted 12-28-2013 01:35 PM

Good job Mike always fun to see what you come up with.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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