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Handgunner
02-24-2006, 10:48 PM
Could you post the picture of that hog head you carved from that cedar stump you found? ::; ;)

I think it was cedar. It was the one you showed me before you parted with it.

Al33
02-24-2006, 11:10 PM
This was a piece of driftwood I bartered for near Gattlinburg, Tn.. I had been wanting to carve a pig and I saw this piece in a pile outside of a carvers shop. he sold it to me. Little did I know it was red cedar until I actually cut into it. When I realized it was cedar I stopped carving long enough to get a "before" pic. I knew the color was going to be great for the pig. BTW, this piece has a natural hollow cavity running through it.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/al33/boarB4.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/al33/boarafter.jpg

Nicodemus
02-24-2006, 11:16 PM
All that hawg needs is a feed trough set in front of him! Great work Al! :clap: :clap:

Handgunner
02-24-2006, 11:22 PM
There it is! Thanks for the quick reply, Al. I was just telling Nick about this peice today...

Great work!

BROWNING7WSM
02-25-2006, 07:14 AM
Very Nice !

Torupduck
02-25-2006, 07:20 AM
Wow that is beautiful!!

reddwil
02-25-2006, 10:43 AM
Wow, I'm impressed. I want one.

one_shot_no_mor
02-25-2006, 03:08 PM
I wish I was that talented!!:banginghe :banginghe :banginghe





All I got is good looks:hair: :hair: :hair:

Bruz
02-25-2006, 03:20 PM
Beutiful work:clap:

Mantracker
02-25-2006, 04:06 PM
great work

jman9977
02-25-2006, 08:41 PM
That is just to cool. Great work.

Headshot
02-25-2006, 08:59 PM
Talent, talent, talent...Great work. Thanks for posting.

bam_bam
02-26-2006, 08:53 AM
thats plum perdy. i like that

LJay
02-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Very Nice!!!

burkecoboy
02-27-2006, 12:12 AM
Someone from Ark. would problaby kill for that.

Duramax
02-27-2006, 12:31 AM
Come on AL show some of your other work. Guys if you havent seen any of Al's work you are missing out. I purchased an SKS from Al last yr and was highly impressed with his carving ablities.

He aint a bad longbow/recurve shooter either!

Handgunner
02-27-2006, 12:37 AM
I've never seen him shoot, but I have seen his work.

"Talented" is putting it mildly.

gadeerwoman
02-27-2006, 04:16 PM
We sure to have some talented folks on here!! But where in the world do you guys find the time to do this stuff? We know you are posting all the time....you must have more than 24 hrs in your day to get something this beautiful done!

Dixie Dawg
02-28-2006, 02:17 AM
WOW!!!!
Looks just like the real thing!!!!! :)
Gorgeous!


Hugs,
Kerri ;)

Timbo
02-28-2006, 02:22 AM
"Nice job".

How long did this take you to do?.

Al33
02-28-2006, 09:53 AM
Thank you all very much for the encouraging words!

Sandra, I have not been able to find the time to do much the past three years, but hopefully I will now. Prior to that, I would just get engrossed into a project and it consumed my time. Not really sure how I made the time, it just happened.:huh: Gotta say I was married then and my wife did the cooking and cleaning and many other things which helped a lot.

Timbo, funny you should ask about how long it took me on the hog because it was not very long. Mother nature had already done most of the work.;) I used a round steel brush in a drill and textured in the hair on his face. That went real quick. I was expecting it to take a lot longer to carve it, but at one point on the second day of carving I just looked at it and said to myself; Hmmmmm, I think I'll quit right here, put a finish on it and see what he looks like. I wished they all were that quick to complete and I wished I had 20 more pieces of driftwood like that piece.

It is now in the collection of a gentleman in St. Simons, Georgia.

Again, thanks all,

Al