"Captain Toothless Tom"

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Project by mpounders posted 02-08-2021 07:41 PM 834 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a Rich Wetherbee rough out, but I’m not sure if he still sells them? I don’t think its real old, but I didn’t see any on his web site. I really enjoyed carving this one because it offered a lot of challenges with all the details and the piercings in the carving. And deciding on the colors to paint! Carving under the coat would have been a lot easier if I had cut it off the base, but I hated to waste such a big piece of wood, and I managed to figure it out. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 02-08-2021 08:00 PM

your work always makes me smile mike,the detail you put into it is just beautiful.i love how you make the expressions and eyes,almost like there real people.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-08-2021 08:41 PM

I think I know that guy! really amazing work….how tall is the carving?

-- Ron

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#3 posted 02-08-2021 08:44 PM

Beautiful work. Looks just like me bottle and all lol.
Really puts smile on my face. Good job.

-- Marty Ohio

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#4 posted 02-08-2021 08:54 PM

I think I know that guy! really amazing work….how tall is the carving?

- 987Ron

He’s about 9 inches tall, including the base.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#5 posted 02-08-2021 09:14 PM

Well done carving and painting! His eyes follow you as you look at his different pics! :D

-- Duayne Israelson

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#6 posted 02-08-2021 09:27 PM

Excellent workmanship !!

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#7 posted 02-08-2021 09:31 PM

I totally love that guy.

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#8 posted 02-08-2021 09:39 PM

Awesome work!!!! The level of detail and animation are outstanding.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#9 posted 02-08-2021 10:43 PM

I’m a novice carver and I can say that looks great Matey!

-- Bob Gnann

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#10 posted 02-08-2021 10:44 PM

I wonder what is behind him because he sure is lookin’ over his shoulder.

Beautiful work as usual.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#11 posted 02-08-2021 10:48 PM

as usual, Mike – excellent craftsmanship !!

you inspired me to get a couple and I got the Brewster and Buck from Gerald Sears in the mail Saturday
and I’ve cautiously started doing Buck. he seems like a grouchy old cowboy – we’ll see.
thanks for posting all your projects !!

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#12 posted 02-09-2021 01:14 AM

Beautiful work, this guy says something,,, it makes me smile, bravo.

-- andrek

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#13 posted 02-09-2021 08:02 AM

Another loveable character.

Thanks for posting Mike.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 02-09-2021 01:22 PM

I always love you carving and this is no exception. Super job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 02-09-2021 02:57 PM

another GR8 carving ….. you really capture your creations very well … GREAT JOB :<)))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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