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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-07-18 5:03 pm  Permalink|
T-Gap, Thanks man, I appreciate that but, I'll just take my chances without the glove, although I Have been wearing a glove while I still have the stitches.
Thanks Seeks, well this happened while I Wasn't carving although the beast Was a carving knife but Not the Dreaded Hook. I should get the stitches out tomorrow and be free!
Meanwhile I'm almost finished with this Lono for bullet.
It is KOA Wood and about 4" tall. Still have clean-up and a bit of details left to do
It seems to be VERY Un-Photogenic.
Joined: May 11, 2004
|Posted: 2009-07-18 5:07 pm  Permalink|
Wow Ben, look at that! Of course, I have to comment on that tounge. I love the odd shaped wood and how you used it to your advantage.
Good to see you're healing up, but that wound still looks pretty nasty. Don't over do it, my friend!
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
From: My Island
|Posted: 2009-07-18 8:20 pm  Permalink|
Daaaaang! That Lono is way sweet, Benno. Looks like you are healing nicely too.
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2009-07-18 10:13 pm  Permalink|
Yikes, those stitches are as ugly as that Lono is beautiful - quite a contrast. I'm glad you're better snd healing. That looks like it might have hurt just a little.
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
Joined: Oct 02, 2008
|Posted: 2009-07-18 10:48 pm  Permalink|
wow benz. lono is rather beautiful. as for the wound. OUCH. at least it was the meaty part of the hand. didn't get any tendons or ligaments did you? don't overdo it.
Joined: Jun 15, 2005
From: Palm City, Florida ( no really)
|Posted: 2009-07-19 09:19 am  Permalink|
Blood, sweat and tears....It shows in all of your work but that one definitely carries your mojo.... another great piece just as expected... (bowing to the master).
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2009-07-20 06:16 am  Permalink|
Quite nice Benz...good to see that the gash didn't slow you down too much.
Number one with a Bullet!
Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2009-07-20 09:23 am  Permalink|
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 2009-07-20 09:59 am  Permalink|
I like your Maori heads, but YOUR tiki designs are much better!!! Love the tongue on the Lono.
Joined: Aug 19, 2006
|Posted: 2009-07-20 12:06 pm  Permalink|
Really nice. Great skill with the open frame work.
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2009-07-20 12:20 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2009-07-20 12:30 pm  Permalink|
Great great stuff, ugly ugly cut. Glad it hasn't slowed you down any!
Joined: Dec 28, 2008
From: Sicily Island, Italy
|Posted: 2009-07-20 2:44 pm  Permalink|
what a beautiful piece Ben...
and what kind of sewing kit did they use with you?
Hard to see... looks like a good job anyway, but give to your hand the time to fix well !
A big kiss from Sicily Island!
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2009-07-20 4:58 pm  Permalink|
I lOve the mini headdress! But it's ALL just perfect
Now, about your hand,
when I was a kid I loved this sign a neighbor had on his wall...
"two rules you must never bend,
never whittle toward yourself,
or piss against the wind".
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2009-07-20 6:30 pm  Permalink|
Gorgeous piece! keep giving me those ideas.