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Project by Jim Sellers posted 08-24-2019 11:18 PM 1341 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would blame the heat for sitting on my butt in the A/C while drawing with a hot metal tip but maybe it’s just laziness. I’m practicing at replicating photos since I’ve been semi retired and have some time on my hands. I’m also thinking that people might actually pay for personal or pet portrait burnings even though I’ve not tried to market or sell anything, that may have to change. But that’s a whole other subject. These images are from many years ago in their younger days. If you can’t identify them you are not welcome in my shop.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 08-25-2019 01:23 AM

Well I can tell you there is a great Clint, from back in the few dollars more era. A frizzy headed chick, is that Joplin? Also a blonde QT that reminds me of someone who ought to be singing C$W music, and if it weren’t for my poor knowledge of who’s who I could probably name both the girls, because their portraits are very clear.

I’d say you will take it right up to the max you can earn, or just say the heck with the SS dollars, and get rich.

Best of luck, but you do have talent.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Ivan

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#2 posted 08-25-2019 06:44 AM

Fascinating and authentic…very skilled pyrography!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-25-2019 12:07 PM

Those are very good, Jim. You need to sit and burn more often because you are really good at it!!
cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 08-25-2019 04:38 PM

Very impressive art.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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rounder

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 02:13 AM

You got some kind of talent my friend,
real good work,

-- rounder: I’m a wood magician I can turn a great piece of wood into scrap right before your eyes

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 01:34 PM

Very nicely done.
I too am big fans of Meg Ryan, Whoopi Goldberg and Roy Rogers.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 05:37 PM



Very nicely done.
I too am big fans of Meg Ryan, Whoopi Goldberg and Roy Rogers.

- ohwoodeye

Don’t be silly. That’s Farrah Fawcett, Danny Bonaducci and Chuck Norris.

These are incredible Jim! Better than a laser!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Jim Sellers

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 07:16 PM

Mike and Kenny ROFL I’m glad you recognized them. That’s a real confidence boost.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 08-26-2019 07:24 PM

Just for the record Jim, looking at Dolly while listening to Janet made me feel as rowdy as Clint’s characters when I was a teenager ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 08-28-2019 03:07 PM

you should have no problems selling your work. great job keep it up!

-- frankie v

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FaithWheeler71

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#11 posted 08-28-2019 05:18 PM

Jim, your wood burning skills are fantastic. I would be interested in getting a photograph to you so that I might surprise my mom with a gift. Obviously, I’m invested in purchasing a custom piece. Please let me know if you’re interested.
Faith

-- Faith W. G.

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