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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 07:29:09 AM »
Dave,

So this is sort of like Bonsai in the Karate Kid - you just cut away everything that doesn't look like a buck.  Right?

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 07:49:44 AM »
Now you know my secret Jerry. :laf: 


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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 11:02:10 AM »
With hands to do such precise delicate work, you should be a brain surgeon!





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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 03:00:24 PM »
That is absolutely stunning.

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 09:52:57 PM »
Magnificent  :congrats:
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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 03:02:07 PM »
Very cool to see it posted like this.  I thought you just stamp em out   :wink:

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 05:17:58 AM »
They are so detailed it's tough to believe isnt it Dave. The man has got a gift, thats for sure. :eyebrownod:
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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2016, 07:38:26 AM »
Hey Dave,

Could you make me a really LARGE call with a deer on it like that?  Say something like 12 or so feet long.  I think it would be an excellent decoy to put out to attract other deer.  Then again they might be scared of seeing one that looks better than they do.


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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2016, 08:20:02 AM »
Jerry, you could hide inside the barrel of the call.  Use it like a blind.  I'd need to use a trunk of a Redwood tree.  Got any of them growing out your way? :laf:  Might need some help turning it too.  Maybe Jim could assist there? :wink:

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2016, 09:49:15 PM »
I'm in!
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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 10:52:37 PM »
There are actually some native trees up in Groll Woods just north of here.  Not really Redwood size, but decent size.  I will do some checking.

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 06:17:24 AM »
Being that it is North of you, we can send Jim with his Ford to haul a chunk back.  :laf:

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 08:07:19 AM »
Being that it is North of you, we can send Jim with his Ford to haul a chunk back.  :laf:

That would work pretty well.  It would be about a 7 hour trip for Jim to the pickup point and then another 25 minutes to my house.  I would hate to have to put a chunk that size in my truck and mess it up.  What do you think an 8 foot diameter trunk about 15 feet long would weigh?  I guess it doesn't matter - it won't be in my truck.  I will feed Jim a good meal before he heads out for your lathe.

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 11:42:35 AM »
We make a good team Jerry. Yes, a 8' x15' section should work.  He can cut it to length on that fancy new bucking saw he's got at work.  Meantime,  I'll alert the PA State Police to watch out for a Ford truck riding a willy across the border.  Maybe to counteract the front end rise, Jim could ratchet down another comparable sized chunk to the front end?  Probably look like the Oscar Weiner Mobile?  :confused: Perhaps he could swing by HaMer's place so Glen could snap a few photos for us as Jim makes the journey?  You still onboard with all this Jim?  After all, in the end it's all about providing Jerry a good hunting site and adventure.:wink:  He might even let you slap on a coat of sealer on it during the off season. :laf:

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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2016, 01:44:20 PM »
No problem Dave!! I'll have Diane cook a nice home cooked meal as he passes by so we won't be hungry while the pics are being taken.
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Re: More Carved Walnut...
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2016, 04:14:30 PM »
As the A-Teams leader used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together."

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