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Project by mpounders posted 01-10-2014 07:57 PM 758 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m undecided whether this is an elf or a gnome, but he is definitely not a Santa! I was trying to give Mark Akers the last bit of my cash, and I saw a little carving similar to this, sitting on the table at his booth. I think Mark said he had been messing around with it at carving club or a show or something, so he didn’t have any roughouts or pictures or anything. But he did have a large basswood egg, so of course I bought it! I took a few pictures of his, so I wouldn’t forget why I bought it, and now, months later, I finally got started on it. This is the large, 5 inch size egg, and it was nice to carve something a little larger than what I’ve been working on. Thanks for looking!

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





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MShort

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 08:11 PM

What a cheerful expression. Excellent as always.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 01:03 PM

Very expressive Mike. You bring wood to life.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 03:49 PM

Mike, you are so talented. I love your work.

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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#4 posted 01-11-2014 06:28 PM

Paul Sr.

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mpounders

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 03:44 PM

I knew he looked familiar! It could be Paul Senior!

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

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 12:03 AM

Fantastic! Love him. Cj

-- CJ, https://www.etsy.com/shop/cjsolberg?ref=si_shop

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 03:01 PM

Excellent carving! He looks adorable, very detailed work in every angle. Awesome job!

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