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Project by mpounders posted 04-16-2014 03:21 AM 1576 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

.....because he grins like one! When someone smiles at you, it’s difficult not to smile back! This is another carving from Renegade 2014, a rough out from Rich Weatherbee. I didn’t know much about Rich and his carvings before the seminar, but he was a good instructor and shared his famous “Diamond Eye” method for doing eyes. I just couldn’t pass this guy up, so many different things I haven’t though about before. Rich was a lot of fun to carve with and is a pretty good musician also! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 03:59 AM

Wow Mike, you just keep getting better and better – Very well done and inspirational!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 04:48 AM

After seeing ”Possum” I had to go back and look at your gallery of pieces.
You definitely are a wonderful craftsman.
I like all of your carvings as they run from true characters to elegant beauty!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 08:27 AM

I just love these, such details and looks so real… Amazing work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 09:58 AM

pretty cool guy there!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 10:41 AM

Could not help but chuckle when I saw this little guy….more great carving Mike.
Thanks for sharing and the chuckle.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 12:10 PM

the detail is out of this world, you sure do have a gift. good day

-- Punk in PA

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 01:08 PM

you sure do a wonderful job mike, my only thought on this one is i wonder if he would look better without showing his gums…just my thought., besides that, fantastic

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 02:56 PM

That’s a great carving.

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

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#9 posted 04-16-2014 03:27 PM

Another wonderful carving mike.

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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#10 posted 04-16-2014 08:47 PM

Amazing, you work is always soooooo good

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 04-16-2014 10:17 PM

I see he is wearing my sisters bargain basement national health dentures, every tooth tungsten carbide for ear nibbling my brother in law POOR OLD SOD .Alistair ps also love the cowboy I intend to astound you all and make such an item myself albeit a poor substitute for litle old possum LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 04-16-2014 11:48 PM

You got the touch! That is how it’s done. A winner

-- jerry

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#13 posted 04-16-2014 11:57 PM

You could have called it “grin from ear to ear” Mike :)
Very nice

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

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#14 posted 04-17-2014 12:11 PM

You nailed the name!!! Beautiful work

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#15 posted 04-17-2014 12:20 PM

Carvers are true artists! well done

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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