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"Rattlesnake Jake"

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Project by mpounders posted 04-13-2019 09:42 PM 464 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cowboy is one of my original designs and I enjoyed all the little details in the carving. He has a really sneaky look on his face that warns you not to trust him when he surrenders! I wanted to put a lot of details in the guns and the hands and use them to tell his story. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 04-13-2019 11:27 PM

Excellent work, love the detail and the story is clearly reveled.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 04-14-2019 01:38 AM

GR8 name for this carving i love his expression GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 04-14-2019 02:33 AM

He’s great! Good job there.

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#4 posted 04-14-2019 03:51 AM

Rattlesnake Jake, what an appropriate name for this guy. Another winner Mike, great job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 04-14-2019 05:12 AM

Outstanding…..

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#6 posted 04-14-2019 05:14 AM

im always amazed how you tell the story through the characters expressions and this one definitely does.your work is heartwarming to say the least.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 04-14-2019 07:01 AM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#8 posted 04-14-2019 10:11 AM

Very beautiful piece of art, thanks for showing.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 04-14-2019 10:57 AM

Very nice Mike!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 04-14-2019 11:05 AM

Like him, certainly captured that sneaky look.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 04-14-2019 12:59 PM

I’ve always loved your work, which holds true with this as always. Such detail and expressions your able to bring to life. As a fellow woodworker I appreciate the talent. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 04-14-2019 01:17 PM

Well Done! the expressiveness of this piece is awesome.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#13 posted 04-14-2019 11:48 PM

Great carving, Mike!

Claude

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#14 posted 04-15-2019 03:19 PM

Aw man!! I love him. Awesome carving. As you know…such great talent. I admire your work. I’m always looking forward to seeing the next ones. Just love your comical style. The chip carving is so neat. That is what that style of carving is called, correct? What is the appropriate term for that style, coming from an artist? Thank you.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#15 posted 04-15-2019 05:58 PM



Aw man!! I love him. Awesome carving. As you know…such great talent. I admire your work. I m always looking forward to seeing the next ones. Just love your comical style. The chip carving is so neat. That is what that style of carving is called, correct? What is the appropriate term for that style, coming from an artist? Thank you.

- Chris

This style of carving is considered “caricature” which could be defined as exagerated or humorous realism. Flat plane carving is somewhat related to caricature but is typically done with knife only and has fewer cuts and less rounding of the figures, somewhat more rustic looking. Chip carving is more decorative and precise, often geometric and repetitive patterns are used. It requires only a couple of knives to make the triangular cuts to release the “chip”. But it requires a lot of precision as a mistake can ruin an entire piece. Caricature carving is a little more forgiving!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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