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Project by mpounders posted 126 days ago 785 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 126 days ago

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 126 days ago

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 126 days ago

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 126 days ago

pretty cool guy there!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 126 days ago

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

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

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#6 posted 126 days ago

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

-- Punk in PA

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#7 posted 126 days ago

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 126 days ago

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 126 days ago

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 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

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

-- jerry

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#13 posted 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

You nailed the name!!! Beautiful work

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#15 posted 125 days ago

Carvers are true artists! well done

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

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