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  • Hank the Mule...

    here he is....



    Hank will be heading to his new home in Montana tomorrow...

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    Awwww... it must break your heart to lose such a delightful friend. He's got a face full of personality .

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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    • #3
      He looks much more elegant than Muffin the Mule.

      Chris
      "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

      Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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      • #4
        LOVE IT !!!! LOVE IT!!!!!! Simply love it---- see now aren't you glad you listened to me ?--Big chuckle --
        Sharon

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        • #5
          That is wonderful work!!!
          Bill

          I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

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          and website www.billswoodntreasures.com

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          • #6
            Very nice, Trout. That's a great piece of work. I don't know how you can bear to part with it ..
            Ian

            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chrispuzzle
              Muffin the Mule.

              Chris
              Can't you get arrested for that?
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                totally awesome Trout, I love the wood tones you selected they really enhance Hank's appearance
                Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                • #9
                  Thats one heck of a fish!
                  Good work trout.
                  I think you should take photos of all the intarsia you sell and give out.
                  You could call the album "The Ones That Got Away"
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                  • #10
                    Do you get to keep ANY of them?
                    I really like your choice of wood and grain direction.
                    Rolf
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                    • #11
                      Nice work Trout, congratulations. He looks great, and the colors you picked are perfect.
                      Jeff Powell

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                      • #12
                        thanks for looking...

                        and thanks for being here for all the great support and encouragement...

                        now to finish up all the wine glass and bottle holders that Mrs.Trout has picked out for me to do...
                        then when those are done, I have a choose of eather an 8 point buck or a flock of ducks...

                        Thanks again...
                        Trout
                        Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                        Fish are food, not friends!

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                        • #13
                          Really wonderful job on Hank. I don't have one intarsia in the house. All the ones I made got legs and went away. I have not learned yet to stack intarsia
                          Chuck D


                          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                          Jean De La Bruyere...

                          l
                          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                          • #14
                            time to pick him apart...

                            Hank was mainly cut out of 3/4 cherry.
                            1 inch poplar was used for the top section of the blinders and the bridle.
                            Basswood was used for the light section of the nose and one little piece of walnut for the mane...
                            fuming was done to get the different shades of the wood and 2 coats of satin clear for the finish...

                            things that turned out good...


                            I'm really happy with the way the ears turned out, the inner ears was fumed for 1 hour. that one piece of walnut to give him that punk rocker look..


                            the nose and mouth area also turned out good..the inside of the nose was fumed for 2 hours but didn't turn as dark as I would of liked it...


                            this was the most challenging section...


                            the harness, once I got those 2 little pieces to fit everything else went together. I was starting to run out of time so I had to resorted to brushing on the ammonia which turned out nice..
                            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                            Fish are food, not friends!

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                            • #15
                              time to pick him apart...#2

                              some of the things that I wasn't to clear now...


                              this is where I was having a problem tiring to figure out how to start shaping his face..once you start grinding there is no turning back...as for the blinder, I fumed over night and it came out this dark..


                              around the eye turned out nice but I think the eye it self should of been raised..I took Toni's suggestion about the nail polish for the eye..


                              I should of shaped this a little more too...

                              Grandbaby is here so I have to go...
                              thanks again for all you nice comments

                              Trout
                              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                              Fish are food, not friends!

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