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Paul_Guraedy
Paul_Guraedy
Hoopin' Holler Hermit
Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Joined: 07-29-2004
Location: Near Harrison, Arkansas
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Online Poll ???
    Dileon, The correct name/spelling is Asafoetida, we in the South called, and spelled it assifidity. I think its use is only in the past. The concoction was put in a bag and worn around the neck.

    Officially it is dried gum of an herb in the celery family. Supposedly it is good for an antiflatulent,...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Scissortails
    Donna, I intend to be at the show, just assume this piece will not be there. Hey, as the "Old Folks" used to say, "Come on over, the latch string is out and the dog is tied up". A visit by you is welcome anytime.
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Online Poll ???
    Larry, considering some of the "stuff" I have I put on trotlines for catfish ~ assifidity might be the lesser evil. It almost certainly beats handling and smelling chicken "parts". ~ left in a jar ~ for several days to "ripen". Sure miss catfishin' just not the bate part....
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    started a topic Hoopin Holler Visitor

    Hoopin Holler Visitor

    Sunnie called at 8:45 to tell me that we had a visitor wandering along the edge of the woods north and west of the house. She managed to get a few pics as I ran for the window.

    I have seen quite a few bear in my Ranger career. The visitor was among the largest black bears I have seen....
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Online Poll ???
    I never had to wear an assifidity bag but sat near many classmates that did. It is a smell that I will never forget and hope to never experience again. Now and then the Haint does act up a bit. We are starting to bush hog the pastures and it might have sent him roaming and wanting to remind us that...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Online Poll ???
    Thanks Jim, I finally got there. Still wasn't easy. The HERE should have been highlighted in some form. I keep forgetting to check my PMs. Will answer yours....
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    started a topic Online Poll ???

    Online Poll ???

    I received my Fall 2018 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, read the article by the incoming Editor-in-Chief, noted that an online Poll was being taken ~ I assume in order to refine the magazine. Sounds like a good idea ~ then I attempted to participate and have a question: What use is there in advertising...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Yep another new member
    Les, I have known several Animal Docs who were carvers. Never knew a taxidermist but think that, as with the Vets, it would greatly aid in becoming a Critter Carver. I have over a hundred volumes in my carving library and less than 15 actually relate to carving. I would guess about that many are on...
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  • I am making progress on my "Memory" stick and am thoroughly enjoying not having to put it in a slot to see the information.

    I took it with me to medical appointments last week and it received a lot of attention ~ and several unwelcome questions. "Do you sell them? Can I...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Your Weather Today
    Amazingly wet here in the Ozarks. In the last week we have had several inches of rain here in the Hollow. But, it comes in violent thunderstorms and may not rain a mile away. We have a frame up and rebar in place for a patio. Wondering when we can pour concrete....
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  • Sho nuff gonna cause sum noise...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    started a topic Dancing Bear

    Dancing Bear

    Another Louisiana Ranger and I met in the Utah desert many years ago and became fast friends. Our lives separated as each of us followed our careers to other Parks. We remained in contact, seeing each other at Conferences every couple of years. I retired to the Ozarks and he moved near here for his...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Scissortails
    Wonderful work ~ as always Donna. I really like the contrast between the perched bird and the one taking off. Don't guess I will get to see this one at the Fall show....
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  • The piece of plywood is 7"x10"x1/2". What was initially planned as a drawing board is turning into more of a project than anticipated. I tried using the "ground" to cover where the exposed underside of the top ply was showing. It just did not work as well as I hoped....
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  • I now have the first coat of Golden's Watercolor Ground on the tree part of this relief. This ground is used as a base for watercolor paint (works for acrylic also) and should assist in covering the intersection of the layers of plywood. The lighter areas are not quite dry. This is very important for...
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  • Morphing Pileated Woodpecker

    In the summer of 1995, Diana and I planned to leave Alaska and retire to the ranch we had named Whooping Hollow Woods. I designed a logo and worked with a local business to make patches, caps and a windbreaker with this design for both of us.


    This piece of 1/2 inch China Birch...
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    started a topic Internet and Woodcarving

    Internet and Woodcarving

    March 2007, Snared in the Web

    I once read a quotation, “the computer allows you to make mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.” Which brings me to my recent travail. ~ now and then the outside world expands its weak link into Whooping...
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    Last edited by Paul_Guraedy; 07-29-2018, 10:56 AM.

  • Paul_Guraedy
    replied to Beauty of Mornin' Carving
    Tom, I wish!
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  • Paul_Guraedy
    started a topic Beauty of Mornin' Carving

    Beauty of Mornin' Carving

    As a historian I am a believer in the cyclic nature of history. Usually this becomes evident in a bad way ~ sometimes in very good ways.



    Ten years or so ago I took a picture of a group of bucks in the field below the house.

    I thought it a "one-off"...
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  • Here is a note I put together at the time of my Frien's passing.

    Woodcarving is not always stress relief. I have been working on a walking cane for a friend who was in liver failure ~ but it was not thought to be fatal in the near future. He was also in need of replacement of both knees...
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