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mahdee

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11-02-2014 11:03 PM

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Hi all,
This is my first carving and it was supposed to be this old man gnome; wise and mysterious. Well, it all was coming along until I notices one of the arms was just not right. I made several adjustments, the last one, tying to make it look like he is holding his robe. The problem is that every thing I have done to fix the problem so far has not prevented this wise gnome to look like a pervert reaching down his pants, scratching his nuts or maybe even worse! Is there a way to return this gnome’s dignity back to him or should I just donate him to a poll dancer’s association or a porno shop?

-- earthartandfoods.com


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Charlie

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#1 posted 11-02-2014 11:09 PM

put a pouch or pocket there and pretend THAT’s what he’s got his hand in…. instead of his pants. :)

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johnhutchinson

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 11:13 PM

Look good to me! The eyes are a little freaky. Do they follow you around the room? :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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kdc68

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 11:16 PM

+1 Charlie…..

or

Call him the old man noel “Al Bundy”.....not so wise and not so mysterious….

Sorry, fan of Married with Children when it was on and that was the first thing that popped in my mind. Nice work by the way !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Rick M

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#4 posted 11-02-2014 11:23 PM

Haha, I think you should roll with it and pretend it was intentional. It will give a nice chuckle to anyone who sees it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mahdee

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#5 posted 11-02-2014 11:32 PM

I know, he doesn’t look too happy with what he feels down there. Maybe he feels guilty?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Tony_S

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#6 posted 11-02-2014 11:38 PM

He’s got a bit of a grimaced look on his face….maybe there’s an underlying reason his nuts are itchy??

Regardless…for your first try at carving, I’d say that’s pretty damn good. Itchy nuts or not! LOL!!

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 12:01 AM

He looks pretty intense to me. Like an old hippie with a goatie staring you down while he tosses.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Rick M

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 12:03 AM

What times are these when a man or gnome can’t scratch his balls?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mahdee

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 12:10 AM

Ahhh, Rick… Thanks for the right spelling. noel is a Christmas thing..not a gnome.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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distrbd

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 12:43 AM



I know, he doesn t look too happy with what he feels down there. Maybe he feels guilty?

- mrjinx007


or maybe he’s shocked that he can’t find it down there!

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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mahdee

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#11 posted 11-03-2014 01:38 AM

John, he will eventually have blue eyes that among other things will light up with a motion sensor. Hmmm, one way to freak out those unruly neighborhood kids; a flashing gnome!

-- earthartandfoods.com

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distrbd

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#12 posted 11-03-2014 04:58 AM

Mr jinx,all joking aside,I would be happy if my first carving was in proportion and presentable,it sounds like you enjoyed carving it,so it’s all good.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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mahdee

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#13 posted 11-03-2014 01:13 PM

Ken, I really did and thanks to LJ, freddy1962, I think I might be able to repair the guy. Carving would be an excellent alternative to furniture making during winter months.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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