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    Ian... the Herman characters started out as a way to encorporate the lathe and the scrollsaw into one project. Besides, the only thing I knew how to turn on the lathe was custom dowels at first. Seemed like a waste of a tool. I saw some 'nut crackers' once that impressed the devil out of me and thought they would be neat to try. Result... the Hermans. I used the scrollsaw for the detail stuff like the tools, work bench, birdhouses, toys and Model A parts under the workbench of the mechanic. I painted the faces and some of the outfits with acrylic hobby paints. The aprons I made from junk material in my wife's sewing supplies. Herman's body and head were made from discarded 4x4 stock from the local Home Depot that was too twisted or checked to sell. They gave me the bad ones. I have a Herman cobbler on the list for a future project with a leather apron and pieces of shoes on the bench. I guess you can tell I'm never satisfied with normal projects by now. My sister claims Mom dropped me on my head as a baby .. I think it's a curse.
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  • #2
    I like them...

    those are definitely different...

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

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    • #3
      I love those, Pop - they're very nicely done, and the details and accessories are great. I especially like the one with the toy vehicles. They are reminiscent of the German nutcracker figures, but you've certainly taken the idea and run with it.

      That drop on the head must have unleashed your creativity ...

      Thanks a lot for posting them.
      Ian

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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      • #4
        I think they're fabulous. What a wonderful twist on the German Nutcracker theme.

        Thanks ever so much, Pop, for such a detailed description of how they're made.

        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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        • #5
          Very kewl Pop !
          ...~Robert~
          DW788 and Hawk 226

          " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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          • #6
            How big are they? They have real personality well done.
            Rolf
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            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              About 15" tall and the base's are 5-1/2 x 8". It's a great place to use those scraps that are too small for a big project yet nice enough to not want to use them to heat the house. They're fun to make... but as usual no market around here for them.
              Pop
              Delta 16" 40-530
              Ryobi 16" VS

              "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pop
                They're fun to make... but as usual no market around here for them.

                People in your area must have no taste, Pop!
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  I think they're "GREAT", many thanks for showing them Pop.
                  kevin/pitbull.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you so much for sharing those...they're ADORABLE!!!

                    (do I see plans to have them in a future issue???? hint hint!)

                    Any plans for a Mrs. Herman?
                    Janette
                    www.square-designs.com

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                    • #11
                      Those Herman characters are great! I would think that there would be a craft fair somewhere that they would sell like hotcakes.
                      Bill

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by utbva
                        Those Herman characters are great! I would think that there would be a craft fair somewhere that they would sell like hotcakes.
                        Joke around here is folks in Pennsylvania are tighter than a frogs butt ... and that's water proof. lol I've been to a few shows and the stuff I make gets a lot of ooohs and ahhs but really only appeal to me and the family. I've got a spare BR loaded with ooohs and aahs sitting on shelves. I give them away to folks hoping to get the exposure but no bites. That's OK I like the ooohs and aaahs.
                        Pop
                        Delta 16" 40-530
                        Ryobi 16" VS

                        "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                        • #13
                          What did you expect most of PA is retired NY'ers looking for a cheaper lifestyle. The rich ones stay here and buy my stuff.
                          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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