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the "Town Pump"

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Project by mpounders posted 03-31-2014 02:25 PM 1192 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the completed bar scene inspired by the roughouts of Chris Hammack. I’ve been working on these on and off for over a year and just completed it this weekend. The Town Pump was/is a local bar that we visited a lot for lunch. It was always filled with smoke, but the food was great and the after-work beer was always cold. I don’t recall seeing women this young or attractive, and I’m pretty sure they didn’t have a margarita machine either! The old owner retired and the menu and atmosphere had changed the last time I visited there. But this could be a scene from any number of bars, past and present. Thanks for looking!

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





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 02:33 PM

That is a masterpiece!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 02:37 PM

Mike, you have become such a talented carver and keep on improving.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 03-31-2014 02:41 PM

Nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 03:10 PM

That’s a pretty skillful set of carvings, well done!

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 03:31 PM

Very cute, very well done

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

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 04:40 PM

Wow! That’s an impressive carving! It makes me want to go out for an extended lunch. Thanks for posting it.

-- John B.

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 05:12 PM

Thats a Humdinger, (very impressive) I LIKE it a lot.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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ex-member

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 06:28 PM

That is AMAZING. Really wonderful, funny, clever…brilliant.

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flintbone

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 08:03 PM

Good job Mike. Keep up the good work.
flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 03-31-2014 08:28 PM

Awesome!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Dale

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 12:08 AM

Excellent work Mike.

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

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NDakota

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 12:32 AM

coming from a small town in North Dakota that looks a lot like the local saloon. nice job

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 01:24 AM

Awesome carving. Love it! Looks like a typical town pump ;-)

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

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woodcox

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 03:15 AM

Great work Mike. Nice to see all of them together and finished. I can hear some Johnny Paycheck while sitting at that bar, very familiar to a lot of folks I’m sure.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 09:04 AM

All your “children” gathered in the bar. Nice collection.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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