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Hi all! I thought I would post my most recent piece. This one carving was a lot of firsts for me. First cowboy, first large figure (9 1/2 inches tall) first one with both hands out of the pockets and first carving with attaching a separate hand ( pistol hand),first time attaching something to a carved hand (whiskey bottle) and first carving that I have spent 2 weeks working on .

He is 9 1/2 inches tall buy approx 2 3/4 wide and carved from basswood. This piece of wood carved fantastic and weighs practically nothing. I cut the pattern out on the band saw from one of Harold Enlows books and then modified it and fitted a separate hand with a pistol in it which I lost a lot of sleep over wondering if I would screw it up. I was happy with that result. Also added a whiskey bottle carved in 2 pieces from birch dowell stock.

I wanted to make him look mean and have a sneer on his face. I am calling it "Looking For Trouble" Not sure if I pulled that off or not we will see what it looks like painted but overall I am really happy with this carving and will paint him up soon. I think I will be adding whiskers to his face. I will mount this one on a base when done I think. I am also hooked on cowboys now!

Thanks for looking as always!

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oh great something else i now what to try my hand at
wow thats really good!!! Nice Job
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Frank Lee here---I think you have all your goals in what you have posted. ! If there Commendations within the "Forums" I think they are in order ! Excellent work !
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Corey,

You nailed this one to the letter as stated in my email. You have raised your own bar and will have a tough time topping this one bud

FANTASTIC job!
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Hi Corey,

Wonderful job well done. I can't wait to see it painted.

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VERY, VERY nice! Well done.

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Beautiful job, Corey!!! You are becoming a true artisan. I think you have found your calling. Can't wait to see him all painted up.

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Thank you all very much. I appreciate it. It was a big carving for me and I am pretty happy with it. I have it painted now and the hands all glued up permanently and ready to put the BLO and poly on it.

Thanks again,

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Congratulations on an outstanding piece of work, where did you get such talent? Sure wish I had just a little.

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