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Project by mpounders posted 04-13-2014 02:55 AM 1680 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It sure is a lot of fun carving a Gary Falin rough out! The designs are always great, but I really enjoy discovering all the little details he puts in his work; they inspire me to add my own touches and I try to combine things from several of his carvings. It is really a treat to see his stuff in person and his paint work is pretty amazing also. I combined some of the paint schemes from several versions he’s carved of this guy. And I painted his coffee cup like the one I drink from every morning! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 05:11 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 08:23 AM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-13-2014 11:29 AM

Another great looking western character. Always enjoy seeing your carvings.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 04-13-2014 12:12 PM

The detail is amazing, as is the paint work.

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

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#5 posted 04-13-2014 12:39 PM

Very cute !!!

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 04-13-2014 01:17 PM

he looks great. I like the cowhide painted vest and you really managed to give thise jeans a well worn look.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-13-2014 02:05 PM

Good job.

-- Tommy,

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#8 posted 04-13-2014 02:26 PM

It’s another great one, Mike. I love your work.

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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#9 posted 04-13-2014 02:34 PM

That is just awesome!

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

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 06:36 PM

Love it as usual. Couple of questions. How deep is the coffee cup hollowed out? What kind of toll did you use?

-- 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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#12 posted 04-13-2014 06:52 PM

Thanks all! Bill, the cup is hollowed out about an eighth of an inch, using a gouge and a knife. Knife anf gouges used for the entire carving except I use a rotary tool for light sanding.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#13 posted 04-13-2014 07:39 PM

Love it

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 04-13-2014 09:14 PM

Just love seeing your work Mike, another beauty

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

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#15 posted 04-13-2014 09:41 PM


-- Nick, Virginia,

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