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Quanah Parker.....Indian Chief...!!

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Project by Rick Dennington posted 03-26-2020 05:26 AM 1763 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a picture I did in leather burning of Quanah Parker, chief of the Comanche Indians. He was a half-breed whos mother was a white women, Chyntha Ann Parker. Captured by Indians, and lived with them for many years, Quanah was born and grew up to become Chief of the Comanche Indian nation. On a final note, I was born and raised in the town named after Quanah Parker, Quanah, Texas. His burial place has been a mystery for many years.

The picture is burned on leather which I’ve been doing for many years. It’s called pyrography. Some leather burners like to use the tanned side, but I prefer to use the rough or inside leather for burning. It’s a simple process. You need a piece of leather, a picture, some carbon paper, the actual picture, tape, and a pencil or stylist….!! This picture is about 8 1/2×11”. I made the frame for it, also.. I’ve done a couple of dozen of these leather burning pictures for family and friends. It takes a lot of practice to learn to do this, cause you could burn a hole in the leather if you’re not careful. The burner gets extremely hot, as I use one that’s 900 degrees….!! Give it a try sometimes. You might like it. Thanks for looking.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 03-26-2020 08:45 AM

Awesome work Rick. I’m betting on a top 3 for this one ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-26-2020 01:09 PM

Like I said Rick, Fantastic!

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Duckster

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#3 posted 03-26-2020 01:59 PM

Great job Rick. Time we’ll spent.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 03-26-2020 02:15 PM

Thanks guys,

Like I said before. at least I can sit down and do this w/o it killing my back…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 03-26-2020 05:13 PM

I forgot to say that I had built the frame and had it on hand before I burnt the picture. Was going to use it on another project, but decided to use it on this project. I had the frame quite a while prior to using it.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 03-26-2020 09:41 PM

Very nice work on both!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 03-26-2020 09:54 PM

Beautiful job Rick ! That picture would look great mounted on the inside cover of a rustic blanket chest.

Hows fishing? Are you still going over to Texas?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 03-26-2020 10:57 PM

Thanks ralbuck and Wayne for the nice comments….

Wayne…..How you been.? Haven’t heard from you in ages. I thought you might have dropped off the earth,,,:).

I haven’t really thought of it that way, but you may be right, Wayne. It would give it a story to tell…..!!

Haven’t been able to fish in over three years…Two back surgeries and a shoulder surgery will do that to you….No Texas trips for me. Not for a good while yet….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#9 posted 03-28-2020 04:59 PM

Good job, neighbor!

-- Joe

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