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This is a self portrait I made for a school assignment. I did not really have any plan when I started this, I just started carving the head, and worked down from there. originally it was going to be many different materials, with just wood hands, but i wanted to challenge myself, and try to make the whole thing out of wood and cork. The head is carved from a 200 year old piece of pine that was reclaimed from a local victorian house. The chest is a pine scrap. The tops of the arms, and the hips are tulip wood (which was a pain to carve). The legs and forearms are cherry. Hands and feet are carved from industrial pressed cork. The dreads are actually wool that I roved into individual dreadlocks, similar to the way real ones are made, there are 56 all together. The red bandana was given to me by my grandfather. The earrings are small glass plugs i cut from window glass. Finally the whole thing is held together by walnut dowels, and finished with wax.

Part 2 of the assignment was an environment for my toy. So I made a miniature workshop for my guy, complete with a mahogany floor and bench top that was done with quarter inch strips. some miniature rough sawn lumber cut from my yard is stacked up on the side. I also made a miniature peg board frame, and rustic shelf, along with various miniature tools. Painted with the same paint as my studio. and the roof is a bandana stretched over a piece of hardboard trimmed with mahogany on the underside.

I really enjoyed making this, and I hope you all like it.

Thanks for checkin it out
-Marco

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Hey Marco
Fun stuff looks great built from interesting an meaningful materials. Lets hope no one sticks pins in it LOL.
 

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Great likeness! We all have wood in our vains, yours just goes a little further.

Great job. Love the workshop to go with it.

Keep it up.

Scrappy
 

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this is cool. I was just thinking today of doing some jointed toy figures as folk-art for a little coop gallery I have my work in. Yes, I was thinking of that while I was doing something more boring today. Enjoyed seeing your project,
M
 

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That is so cool !

Thanks for making me smile .
 

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Oh Man thats pretty awesome ! A real likeness to the originator,

We're going to have to call you Chapeto….{:eek:)

Great Job!!
 

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Thats frikken cool! I need to go with the dreads too. My hair drives me nuts.
 

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What a neat project! You can call him Mini-Me!!! MWAHAHAHAHAAA! =]
 

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Now yiou have a twin brother :))
 

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brilliant.
the concept is amazing and the execution-masterful.
The bonus is all the specialty touches (grandfather's gift, paint matching workshop etc)

Brilliant.
 

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Hope your creation doesn't get into trouble like his Italian counterpart did. Great carving job and a good likeness!
 

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Great project! I enjoyed reading about all of the details. I love the dreads!
 

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Fun project. I'm not sure it's a good idea to make your own voo-doo doll. You may get into trouble if it gets into the wrong hands….......lol
 

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Wow, it really does look like you. Fantastic job.
 

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Sorry, which was is you and which one is the dummy?..lol
This is so cool. Nicely done! Hope you don't have a partner into voodoo.

Now why didn't we have fun school assignments like that?
 

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Your just the young genius I have been looking, for I need two new knees could you knock me up two like this in lignum vitae please.A little larger to fit of course LOL You are a born wodworker my dear young lad well done again and again by the way I see a likeness maybe it's the dread locks. LOL Alistair
 

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way cool, but i agree with kolwdwrkr about the voodoo thing LOL

great carving
 
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