Dont know what to call it

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Blog entry by Moron posted 01-11-2010 08:04 PM 6935 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I collect what some might think is crap/junk so with a little spare time I made this.

Having Americans in my family and American roots from way back in 1776 I thought I would do a sign? with the stars and stripes

the back is a small 16” wide x 2’ chunk of old growth pine, the birdhouse is even older, the sheeps skull I got from a farmer and it was attached to the carcass,in a load of manure (freaking dogs made a meal of it…...worst nightmare for the wife) so I put the skull up high in the leanto and left it.

Not sure what you call those yokes that came from an 8 horse hitch?.....pins from a barn

painted the skull, guilded the teeth, cut it into the birdhouse, put birdhouse onto board, stars on the skull, stripes on the back board…...........might put the union jack on the top and bottom, might put a troll standing on the roof carrying the Canadian flag…........might not

it needs a name

might carve a glove coming from the wood background holding an antique lightning rod


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 10:02 PM

Cool project. Interesting how it all came together



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#2 posted 01-11-2010 11:00 PM

I know the two wooden pieces on the side with rings what they are but I don’t know the English name, part of it is missing it was made of leather and filled with horse hair.
Part of a horse harness goes around the neck of the horsre.

Bit collar

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 01:16 AM

I vote for the troll carrying the canadian flag. Canada is, after all, above the stars and stripes :)

Junk it is no longer…it is now Americana art.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 01:33 AM

You need my 1860s iron beetle bootjack to finish that….uh….Masterpiece? LOL

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 06:25 AM

Roman…..the wooden and metal pieces that you are referring to go around the collar and are called hames.
You did a great job and I think that it is a very nice piece.

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 06:11 AM

This is quite a handsome piece of Americana folkart. It’s got a lot of character and a lot of “bones”. It’s substantial, not whimpy. Very well done.

How about “Home on the Range”?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 02:34 AM


= fool, idiot, dummy (slang), berk (British, slang), charlie (British, informal), tosser (British, slang), dope (informal), jerk (slang, mainly, US & Canadian), ass, plank (British, slang), prick (derogatory & slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, mainly, British), bonehead (slang), chump, dunce, imbecile, cretin, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), dimwit (informal), dipstick (British, slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (US, slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, divvy (British, slang), pillock (British, slang), halfwit, dweeb (US, slang), putz (US, slang), fathead (informal), weenie (US, informal), eejit (Scottish & Irish), thicko (British, slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish, taboo & slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scottish, informal), doofus (slang, mainly, US), lamebrain (informal), mental defective,

seems to sum it up

: )

beware of the irish

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 05-01-2013 03:37 AM

we all do different things at different levels and the problem here in lies in how we make and/or intemperate comments and thoughts of what we want to think and do, only to expect the guy next to you, to know what he’s thinking and to have him/her think what we think. Its fucked up.

Its like Golfing

looking at a person and clearly stating a goal of a simple task of cutting a 2×12 fir beam, three feet shorter then the distance between the bulk head and the pony wall and coming back 2 hours later and they think I wrote the answer down on the ceiling ?

cause they are still looking at it ?

I look at them, I look at the ceiling and I look at back at them ?

“Are you going to cut that beam” ?

“Oh Ya, you betcha, Oh Ya” they say

I am always perplexed and worry as to why our world has forgotten how to milk a cow and common sense has gone the way of wannabe craftsmen ? but they make a car go both ways ….

teach me that life is but a game of who can bullshit the best and who doesnt like the game of “Poker” where eventually we have a loser : )

I love roots. They seem to separate

men from boys and women from girls as 2 steps away lies paradise where smiles begin and bad memories fade into future thoughts of making a difference for the greater good of what ever floats your boat.

for me

it comes in small moments of bliss

: )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 05-01-2013 03:52 AM

I happen to love all cultures and do believe that it is easier to teach people then to herd cats albeit small moments would say otherwise and

I think that those who don’t think so, are another lesson in life and those who beg to forget forgiveness

will fail to dream

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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