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Project by mpounders posted 05-24-2019 04:42 PM 437 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sold out of Christmas stuff right after Thanksgiving last year, so I thought I would get an earlier start on carving stuff and try to have a little more inventory this year! These are just simple ornaments ranging from 3-6 inches tall, carved out of basswood. They are of the “no-see-um” style with the eyes hidden, but I have tried to carve them all with different hats, and beards, and different paint and decorations. They will be priced $20-$25 each. Thanks for looking!

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





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 05-24-2019 05:25 PM

Mike, it’s never too early. They always look great – love the paint work.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 05-24-2019 05:52 PM

not too early if your making things to sell.those are just beautiful ,id say youll have no problem selling out again.nice work.

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

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#3 posted 05-24-2019 06:15 PM

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#4 posted 05-24-2019 10:02 PM

A herd of Santa’s. Even without eyes you bring life to them.

Nice work Mike.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 05-25-2019 12:23 AM

Beautiful work, nicely done, and it’s never too early to be happy,

-- andrek

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#6 posted 05-25-2019 02:04 AM

These are fun.

How long does it take you to carve these, Mike?
What’s the painting time like?

Basswood, right?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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mpounders

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#7 posted 05-25-2019 01:26 PM



These are fun.

How long does it take you to carve these, Mike?
What s the painting time like?

Basswood, right?

- Underdog


I spent about an hour on each carving them from basswood. Some of the last ones took a little longer when I ran into some “punky” wood that wouldn’t cut properly with gouges. Had to use knives only. The painting of each is about 15 minutes, as I use acrylics and dry them with a blow dryer.

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

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