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  • greybeard
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    Yea bz, I'll see you there.

    Conewago has a table reserved, I'm gonna bring my Pinnochio marionette I did in Floyd Rhadigan's class last month and let it set at the table with other carvings from our members.

    I haven't talked to Dennis Thornton in a while and I want to meet the other featured carvers that will be there.

    Chris.

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  • bzcarvn
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    See you at the show greybeard. You picked a good year to come, lots of tables reserved this year.

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  • greybeard
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    Yea, me thinks we do know each other.

    I will see you at the show. I am thinking I'll be there on Saturday. I've been wanting to see the Lancaster Woodcarver's show for a while now, and this is the year I'll finally be able to make it.

    Chris.

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  • llc1952
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    That is one eye-catching and impressive piece of art! I admire your talent AND endurance.

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  • bzcarvn
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    Chris, I have lots of pictures, here are a couple. Come to the Lancaster show next weekend at Millersville, I will be there with the Indian. Also, I believe I might know you, I think we have been right across from each other in Vic's class the last two years. And just down the aisle at the Conewago Show.

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  • greybeard
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    Nice work.

    Do you have any pictures of when it was in the rough glued up stage, before you started carving?

    I have some ideas I've been kicking about for some outside gnomes and a wizard. I'm kinda interested to see how you went about your glue up.

    Chris.

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  • Carver Eric
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    I can only imagine how happy you are with your work, it looks great!

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  • sappy
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    Really impressive work! Very clean and well done.

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  • Sharon of the Dell
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    Both of you did really neat carvings!

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  • markken5889
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    fantastic job! in terms of hours put in, at the carousel carving project's shop I volunteer at, it takes 800-1000 hours to carve a carousel horse. That includes the glue-up's, band sawing, then carving, sanding, priming and finish painting. So in perspective, you've done really well with your cigar indian! Well worth the effort - she looks great!!!

    Mark

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  • valk.nl
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    very very beautiful you should be very proud of your work

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  • Arthur C.
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    Biz and Mojave, both works are very nice! I've been thinking of doing one of those, and you have inspired me to try one. Thanks!

    Arthur

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  • toycarver
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    Pretty cool. You did a great job on the entire piece.

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  • Pinokeeo
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    I'm impressed. I haven't been carving that long, but I'm no where near being ambitious enough to attempt something like this.

    Nice work.

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  • bzcarvn
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    Ripstik, the short answer is way too d$%n long. The long answer goes like this. I almost never keep track of hours, but just for the heck of it, I decided to keep a tally on this. When I got to 70 hours and really wasn't even close to getting to the serious carving, I quit keeping account. It just was too counter productive and depressing. I estimate well over 200 hrs.

    Mojavezig, I also like cigar store indians and their history. I am amazed how many people have no idea what they were and their purpose. Especially the younger generation. Google it folks, some interesting stuff you will find. I like your Indian and I don't think it is too loud. I might have toned the headdress down a bit, but you can try that on the next one maybe. The original ones often were colorful, to attract attention. I painted mine with oil paints. I use artists oil paints and mix them with Minwax natural stain to create any color stain I want.

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