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Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by carvin don » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:31 am

Haven't bought any pocket knives as of late, but did go down to Charlotte NC a couple weeks ago to enter their woodcarving show. I bought a couple carvin' knives from Ralph Long and one from Allen Goodman. (Allen is a helluva' carver from East Tennessee ::tu:: )Those folks put on one heck-uva show. One of the highlights for me was meetin' ole' Tom Wolfe, one of the grandfathers of caricature carving in this country. I managed to buy a few carvings of his, one of which is pictured below...mountain man w/ huntin' dog. The other picture is of the Banjo Man I'm tryin' to finish up, along with my whittlin' contest piece, they gave you a 2"x2"x7" block of wood and 2 hours to carve anything you wanted. I managed to carve this hillbilly feller and actually took 4th place for my efforts. I was as nervous as a cat at a dog show, this bein' my first whittlin' contest and cause' I was surrounded by 15 other mighty talented carvers. I won a carvin' knife made by John Dunkle (Herb Dunkle's son) a Case ballcap, Case polishing cloth and some sandpaper. I had a hoot-hollerin' time...


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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by philco » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:00 am

Go Don! ::tu::

You sure do have talent.

If I was in a whittling contest with a timer, I'd be lucky to finish with an unrecognizable object and most of my fingers intact. :lol:

Congratulations on your showing. ::tu::

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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by orvet » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:57 am

Congrats on the win Don!

Nice lookin' hillbilly!

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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by keithlong » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:18 pm

Hey Don,
Great piece of whittling you done there, and in just two hours! As always I enjoy your work. I have not whittled in a while myself. I am turning my focus on wood turning at the moment. Saving up some cash to buy a mini lathe. A friend of mine gave me some nice black walnut pieces that will turn out some nice things. When I get set up and turn out something I will post some pics. Keep up the nice work.
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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by carvin don » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:32 pm

Thanks a bunch Phil, Dale and Keith. And Keith, I hope 'ya get that lathe. Would love to see some turnings.
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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by keithlong » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:22 am

Thanks Don,
Just trying to figure out what brand I want to invest in. It is like trying to pick out a knife these days, so many on the market.
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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by gmusic » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:03 am

Very cool Don!

The banjo man is near complete?

The dude and his dog are awesome!
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Re: Banjo Man / Carving Show

Post by stagman » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:31 pm

WOW Don, unbelieveable in 2 hrs ::tu::
As I told all you AAPK carvers in a prievious post,
You guys are amazing !!!
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