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Thread: My jeans fly ;-) UPDATED!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    My jeans fly ;-) UPDATED!!

    Hi guys.

    Just arrived back from my holydays where I have spent most of my time carving, and when I say most of my time I mean between 8 and 10 hours a day.

    Honestly, they felt like minutes, and here is the result. It is not finished yet as I have to start working on the fine details that will give it the final punch but I thinks that it starts to give the right impression.

    Carved from three pieces of basswood glued toghether, that were cut from the same board.

    Pictures shown in cronological order except the last ones wich exemplify what I could see from the shop door ( my father in-law garage).

    Comments, critics and suggestions welcome as always!

    Thanks for looking.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fly01.jpg   fly06.jpg   fly07.jpg   fly12.jpg   fly14.jpg  

    fly17.jpg   fly20.jpg   fly23.jpg   bens.jpg   bens2.jpg  

    Last edited by Toni Ciuraneta; 09-11-2011 at 11:11 AM.
    Best regards,

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    My jeans fly ;-)

    Let me be the first to say welcome back Toni. Hope you had a good time. What a novel idea for a carving. Sure looks good.

    Aloha, Tony
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    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Welcome back Toni!

    Looks like it's shaping up to be another winner of a project.

    I'm guessing your temporary shop was a fairly peaceful place to while away the hours... I'm envious.
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  4. #4
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    WELCOME HOME BUD Love the carving, so full of detail even if you say much more to come What a great view your in-laws have

  5. #5
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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Welcome hoe! Superior work - as usual.
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  6. #6
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Welcome back Toni and nice job
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks like Khakis right now. I am sure you will paint them blue later.

    Welcome back Toni.
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  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome toni, and it looks like to me you got a gallery waiting for this one your turning into a celebrated artist i think
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Welcome back Toni. That's the kind of vacation I could stand.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome back Toni!

    Love the carving, it's quite inspirational. I'm with Larry, you're going to have to start getting some pieces put in to some galleries.

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