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Project by mpounders posted 167 days ago 1247 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is #5 of these roughouts by Chris Hammack that I purchased a year ago at a carving seminar. His designs are a lot of fun and challenging for me to carve because of all the deep cuts and details. The carving is about 4 1/2 inches tall, but the depth of the nose is 3/4 inch! After I get this guy painted up, it will complete my bar scene. I’m looking for opinions: cigarette or no cigarette? Which do you like better? Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 167 days ago

Awesome work.

I think I know this guy. :-)

-- 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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#2 posted 167 days ago

I love this piece! I don’t think you can lose either way but I would vote for a cigarette!

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#3 posted 167 days ago

Another fantastic carving Mike. I vote for a cigarette.

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

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#4 posted 167 days ago

I think he looks like a Copenhagen guy.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 167 days ago

This is a great carving. You are full of talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 167 days ago

Nice carving—lots of character!

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

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#7 posted 167 days ago

Looks like my brother in law, or his father.

Nice work….

-- Jeff NJ

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#8 posted 167 days ago

This is such a cool project that I shared it on Facebook. I love it!

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#9 posted 167 days ago

I vote for cigarette but I bet he has a pouch of Red Man chewing tobacco in his pocket.

-- 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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#10 posted 167 days ago

My wife and I both vote for cigarette. Also, we love all of your carvings, I think this is my favorite so far. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#11 posted 167 days ago

Incredible carving Mike!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 167 days ago

Exceptional detail, wonderful work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 167 days ago


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#14 posted 167 days ago

Love to have a beer with this old timer Mike, bet he’d have a few good stories to tell, you have captured him very well. yep reckon he’d go a fag with that beer :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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John Ruggles

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#15 posted 167 days ago

I love your carving. You are very talented, and I vote for the smokes!

-- JCRug, Prairieville, Louisiana

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