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    I thought I would share my lastest project with you. He stands 14"tall carved from basswood. I am not happy with the paint job. Being that I see what I see in black and white I can tell it needs help. I should have left him natural. It took me about 50 hours to carve him. Let me know what you think.
    Ron

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    Dang it Ron, ya put me to shame.
    You have a style all of your own and a great one at that.

    You may only see black and white, but don't be ashame at that carving. You done good my friend.
    I like your style of carving and what expression you get from your carvings.

    A lot of people with good eyes can't carve that well let alone paint.
    I like him.

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      Ron,
      I see nothing wrong with the colors or the carving.

      NICE JOB! But I have to ask ...

      Is Colin posing for these ? ! The wolfs head the hands the rifle , I like it .

      Ash

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        Ron,
        Another fantastic carving all I can say is Wow! Ron there is nothing wrong with the painting the carving or anything. That would be a fantastic carving for someone with sight and I know how little sight you have. I have to agree with your statement at the bottom of your threads. "If a blind man can carve anyone can". You never cease to impress me sir love your style but more than anything I love your determination. We can all take a lesson from you my friend you are not handicapped not one little bit because you dont let yourself be. I think you should go on the road and do inspirational lectures, people could learn a lot from you. BTW how are you making out with your seeing eye dog when do you pick him up?
        Colin
        Jim - The Doing is as much fun as the Viewing!
        Jackson, MS

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          Colin said it well you should be very proud of your carving. I love the color and could not have done better myself. I for one would love to hear you speak. I often show others your work when they are they are complaining how hard the work is at the business that I work at. Not hard at all compared to what others have to do. I do love seeing your work.

          Greg

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          • #6
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            Thank You everyone for your kind words. I get the most of my encouragement to keep trying from all of you.

            Colin The last I talked to the school the in New York state I am scheduled in for a class in mid august. When I find out the date I will let you know. I plan on talking to them tomorrow or the next day.

            As far as speaking I did do several talks to 3rd and 5th grade students the last of the school year and I think they want to send me out more when I get my dog.

            Again Thanks all for the comments. I am still waiting to find a picture of a michigan state trooper. Or here is an idea if anyone wants to post a picture of their state police man I will try and do them. I need to post a new picture Colin I repainted the pants and stripe.
            Ron

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            • #7
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              Ron, I think he looks great. No need to worry about the colors--the colors are yours to choose--whether they're right or wrong, only you can say. But as far as I can see, they're great. As Kenny says, you have a great style of your own. Great job!!

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              • #8
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                Great work Ron. He resembles a friend of mine who reinacts as a Mountain Man. Colour looks good, carving looks great!

                Bob
                Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                • #9
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                  Ooooh! He is so cool Ron. By the way, cool way to store your tools. I love seeing all of the work you guys do.
                  Sue

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                  • #10
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                    I agree with the others Ron, your colors are perfect, I think you made the right choice in painting him! Thanks for sharing! Deborah

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                    • #11
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                      Thumbs Up Good Job Ron! There is nothing wrong with your painting on the Mountain Man. I like the size you decided to paint him too.
                      Kathy

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                      • #12
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                        Way to go Ron! and what kind of chisels are those in the background? look like curley maple handles?
                        "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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                        • #13
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                          Dave- The set of chisels and gouges in the background are a set I bought from woodcarvers supply. I ordered them Nov 22 and they finally arrived from china May 19. I have used them quite a bit and really like them the handles are Oak. They seem to hold an edge real good. I used them on the mountain man. They also make a detail set but I don't know if I want to wait 6 months to get them.

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