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Started this topper today. It started out as a joke. My wife says all the wood spirits I carve look like me, so I decided to prove that they don't by actually doing a self portrait so to speak. This is the rough out of me done in black cherry. Rather dashing don't U think? :p When its done I'll be able to take myself for a walk!
 

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It is good to take your self for a walk. They say its a issue when we talk to our selves! :) Fun carving!
 
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Well I have finished mini-me. Mini-me is carved from black cherry & his hat is carved from red maple. Both these pieces of wood were done with BLO to bring out the natural color of the wood. The stick is lodge pole pine a very straight member of the hard pine family. The pine got its name from the Native Americans. They used the tree for the frame work of tipis and lodges. Pine is for the most part a rather light colored wood that doesn't take oil stain too well, so I tinted the staff with nutmeg acrylic antique solution to give it some character, textured the hand grip and added a 4 strand braided parcord lanyard. All in all I am pleased with Me! Is it wrong?
 

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Well done Mark. He is a keeper.
 
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