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Old 05-21-2010, 11:33 AM
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Hi all,
I found this old piece of wood tucked away in the back of an antique store a few weeks back. Not sure, but I think its a butter churn tamper because the whole time I was carving it I was craving buttered popcorn, positive I could smell butter with each chip. Anyway, I think its made of oak, is 37" tall by 3 1/2" wide and this little oriental fellow was hiding inside. Hope you like him, it was fun getting him outta there. Some day I'll learn how to take good pics. Thanks for looking,
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Very nice , you brought him to life , keep up the Great work !
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Hi Dan,

What a nice find. Great carving, real nice face.
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Dan he must have been hiding inside filling himself up with the popcorn! lol Yet you found him and brought him out in a fine fashion with your carving! Really nice!!! I enjoy antq shops also,you can find some neat items in them. Im like you too,always looking for wood or wooden items to carve.
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Hi Hal,
Glad you like him and appreciate you taking time to leave your nice comments.
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Hi Ron,
Its always nice to find a piece of wood that can be brought back to life, thanks for checking him out.
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Hey Forrest,
Yep, I'm always lookin' for wood but I'm lookin' in different places now because of you and others on this site that have shown their unique pieces. Everytime I see an old wooden shoe tree in an antique store I think of you old buddy because of that one you did a while back, never entered my mind before that. I appreciate your nice thoughts,
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Excellent carving as always Dan. Nice finish and a great story with it. Thanks for sharing. Joe.
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Hi Dan, You made a piece of art out of a piece of wood that needed to be seen. Very nice. Merle
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Nice find......both the original piece and then finding Chin hiding in there, Cool!

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