Lavender May - basswood

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Project by Jordan posted 01-15-2014 07:57 PM 1973 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Firstly I’d like to thank Ms DebbieP for considering me important enough to share my experience/inexperience in this month’s newsletter. I am proud to have been selected.

It was just yesterday that I told someone who was buying one of my tools, about the Lumberjock’s community so expect a new member from Calgary.

Lavender May is the biggest project I have ever done and as I toiled with turning it round and round to work on, I realized that I need not have laminated the bottom section on so early. So I am still learning.

The simulated beads number 60,000 so believe me, I realized after about 500 that I had bitten off more than I cared to chew. nevertheless, I got it done and am taking it to my next show which is the Western Master’ Art Show in Great Falls Montana, March 18-22.

If you’re from the area I’d love to meet you.

Happy New Year to all, yes, we have had our fair share of -40 weather but today it’s plus 10, which is about 52F so the mountains of snow are melting quickly.


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#1 posted 01-15-2014 08:02 PM

Great to hear from you again, Jordan. Beautiful work, as always. You certainly qualify as one of the “Masters”

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 08:14 PM

Jordan, your work boggles the mind!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 08:15 PM

Truly Extraordinary! Amazing Work!! You look Great in Native attire Jordan~ Next you will need proper Head Dressing.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 08:20 PM

Wow! Unbelievable! Please, we need some more pics with close-up details.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 08:21 PM

Stay warm, Jordan. You are truly the Master of all Masters!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 09:26 PM

It took Ms DebbieP to jump start your posting again and I am glad you’re back. such an amazing carving.

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 10:17 PM

Hate to seem dumb, but is this all made from wood?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 10:39 PM

Wow Jordan. You have patience

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-15-2014 10:58 PM

no wonder you have not posted here, if i dressed like that …lol..well at least the size is right, a project like this is really unbelieveable, its off the chart…its a beauty..whoever buys this is getting some art…..great job,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 11:13 PM

Hmmm, Grizz – is it my senility or do I remember someone else in a dress some time ago? Hello Boys? LOL.


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#11 posted 01-15-2014 11:16 PM

oh man, you would have to bring that up…i can say this, you look much better then i did…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 01-15-2014 11:54 PM

Looks like it fits TOO!

Beautiful job! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 01-16-2014 12:37 AM

I love it Jordan. Just soooo good!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#14 posted 01-16-2014 12:49 AM

Looks like you used too much starch ;)

Seriously that is a totally fantastic piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 01-16-2014 12:57 AM

Should have asked an obvious (?) question: How long do you estimate it took to 1) cave it and 2) to paint it?

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

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