Viking Gnome

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Project by blmac4 posted 01-20-2021 08:35 PM 504 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The weather has been nice for the last couple days, so ready to get back in the shop without the heaters. I decided I needed to start making some more Gnomes to get ready in case they have SWAT this year. This is Gardar Svavarsson, my version of a Viking Gnome. The wood is Cypress, the horns are deer antler and his shield is colorwood with a star washer as an accent, his helmet has a leather band around it. He’s about 4 1/4” tall. Judging from the split in his helmet, he has seen his days of battle.

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#1 posted 01-21-2021 12:01 AM

Cute as Hell. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 01-21-2021 01:28 AM

Cool! Looks like a trouble maker. What is SWAT? Also, what did you use for hair, because that ain’t all different from mine. I’d have a ready source. 8^D

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 01-21-2021 01:36 AM

He’s a total hoot. Good job there.

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#4 posted 01-21-2021 01:25 PM

I see that you gnamed your gnome, gnomes are gnot just for Christmas.
Great job, I’ve made a few myself, and I may steal your idea.

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 01-21-2021 04:22 PM

Thanks for comments, they are appreciated. SWAT stands for South West Association of Turners, they have a large turners symposium every year in Waco, Texas. At the Saturday night banquet, different association clubs make table pieces for the tables. The people at their table draws a number and the winning number gets the table piece.

The hair is faux fur from Hobby Lobby and comes in different colors.


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#6 posted 01-21-2021 07:47 PM

Thanks for the info, Bobby!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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