addition to newest cradleboard

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Project by Jordan posted 11-06-2009 07:48 PM 2006 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my newest addition to my website, the little mocs were a last thought to add to the finished cradleboard. They will hang just between the top of the backboards. The back boards are sensibly not part of the original papoose. The fur is also not carved. I attend a lot of shows and as much as I want the viewers to know it’s wood, I also want authenticity to create the illusion that they may not be. If I ever add anything, it’s usually fur to add to that illusion. Fur is not very realistically carved. Feathers are hard enough.
I have become obsessed with perfection and each time I finish a piece I can’t wait to get started on another to improve. Harder than the carving is taking photos of it them that captures the detail clearly and true to color without a flash etc.
I am amazed at some of the furniture I have seen on this website so far and I hope to one day try my hand at making a piece that I can create with possibly something carved on it.


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#1 posted 11-06-2009 07:56 PM

All of your work is unbelievable I visited your web site and was blown away great work thanks for sharing your great talent.

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 11:25 PM

Okay, this is my favorite!
WOW, so very cool!
Love the feathers….................................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 01:42 AM

yah, I don’t know what to say to convey my awe and adoration of your work!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-07-2009 04:07 PM

Another fantastic piece. Just checked out your web site. Your attention to details are great and your carvings are some of the best I have seen. I will be checking your web site often.

-- Mike

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 04:18 PM

I am quite impressed. I am interested in seeing your bear carving. will you be posting it?

-- dionna, Mesa, Arizona

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 02:06 AM

Some great looking work. Nice job and fantastic creations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 06:24 AM

Great work.
You said maybe you might consider some day building a piece if you could include some carving. Consider the Sea chest detail on the back covey of Fine Woodworking issue #210. Well within your talents.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 05-10-2010 11:20 PM

That’s just incredible!


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#9 posted 09-13-2010 01:35 AM

Incredible techniques and craftsmanship and the subject matter is quite extraordinary too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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