Hello! In this video I would like to show how I took
a broken project and turned it into this Slam Dunk walking stick. I had intended to make another rattlesnake
cane out of this piece of wood. But as I carved what would be the handle of
the cane I noticed a defect running right through the middle of it. Now I’m not one to give up easily and I sure
don’t want to waste the rest of this material. Theres still some good grain direction in
this piece. With the curvature of the grain of the top
of the stick I have the ability to carve something I’ve had on my order list for a long time. I’ll first have to see If I can carve something
round enough to look like a basketball. Next I got to see if I can carve the hand
that is palming the ball. This stick is going to have more of a caricature
and less realistic looking. I’ll need to leave the wrist area thicker
for strength. Locating where to begin the head is the real
tricky part. This stage is making me nervous. So I’m just going to take my time and try
not to make any mistakes. I made a little clay mock-up of the nose and
mouth area to help me get the shapes right when I’m carving them in the wood. This piece is going to be a bit bulky for
practical use. It will be more for display purposes. The shape is coming along pretty good now. I think it’s going to turn out after all. The painting process starts out with a couple of coats of gesso primer. This turned out to be a real fun project for
me. It gave me a lot of challenges, but I really
enjoyed the process of it. Thanks for Watching! I’ll see you on the next one!

CARVING A SLAM DUNK BASKETBALL PLAYER WALKING STICK
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100 thoughts on “CARVING A SLAM DUNK BASKETBALL PLAYER WALKING STICK

  • February 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm
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    Great to see something so much different from what you've showed us before! Always in awe of your skill

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  • March 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    Браво мастеру.

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  • March 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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    Great work as always, your painting skills are very very good your carving exceptional . From a personal point of view I like the stick before you painted it the grain was beautiful. You are a special person thank you for sharing your work. Oh please tell your dog I love the paw print in the middle of his back. God bless you sir . Richard Hall in France

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  • March 9, 2018 at 12:04 am
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    all i can say is wow….20 thumbs up

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  • March 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm
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    крутяк!

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  • March 9, 2018 at 11:45 pm
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    Wow…that’s amazing! Such detail! ❤️

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  • March 10, 2018 at 9:58 am
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    This is one of your most creative sticks yet! 🙂

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm
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    AGAIN…WOWWWW….SPEACHLESS…

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  • March 12, 2018 at 5:36 am
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    Hello Mike !!! Your friend from Arkansas here. sorry I've missed you lately I've been visiting Family in Ireland !!!!! Beautiful place !! Anyway your vision in your work is so great !! I really like that in you !!!! Give Pearl a big Hug ! Till next time see ya Buddy 🐕

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  • March 12, 2018 at 5:52 am
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    Awesome.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    Lindo maravilhoso amei muito bom

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  • March 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    Здравствуйте Дядя Майк давно вам не писал))) Мой отец передает вам привет, я показал ему ваше видео и ему понравилась ваше зимнее время… Это не наши -50 Кстати сколько у вас градусов зимой? Мой отец передает вам привет и желает вам здоровья!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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    That's just far out cool! Sweet!!!

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  • March 25, 2018 at 7:11 am
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    Quite a change, and I really like how the fracture in the wood forced a change of plans. I'm in awe of how well this turned out! I know it took lots of hours of work, and I'm impressed that you stepped out of your normal sphere to carve this basketball player — great job, Mike! Be sure to give Pearl a hug from me! 🙂

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  • April 4, 2018 at 4:44 am
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    Beautiful work!!!

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  • April 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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    I love the way you present your vids Mike, softly spoken,nice music and Pearl,you are a true craftsman. All the very best to you from Australia……

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  • April 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm
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    Smart using the rubber band to create the lines. Learned a new trick from the master…amazing work as usual.

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  • April 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    Simplesmente magnífico
    Ainda vou chegar nesse nível

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  • April 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    Excelente trabajo, digno de admirar.

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  • April 10, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    Orsome

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  • April 10, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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    Great artist

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  • April 12, 2018 at 12:32 am
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    oh my god that looks so awesome I really like watching your videos they're so relaxing but you probably hear that a lot

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  • April 14, 2018 at 2:01 am
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    WOW!!! Incredible!!!!

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  • April 14, 2018 at 2:34 am
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    Hi I from Puerto Rico I Like your work, AND your friend she Is beutiful.

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  • April 15, 2018 at 2:21 am
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    You should try using only hand tools

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  • April 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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    how many time did you take ?

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  • April 15, 2018 at 10:40 pm
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    Sir you are AMAZING!! and GOD bless you.

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  • April 16, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    I really can't even express with words how amazing your work is I never and I mean NEVER imagined anything like this could be done you are a legend

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  • April 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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    UNBELIEVABLE HAND WORK MY GUY

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  • April 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    That's the coolest carving… by far. You are so talented : )

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  • April 29, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    small player

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  • May 2, 2018 at 4:50 am
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    ok this is my favorite so far

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  • May 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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    You show so much versatility and craftsmanship and I could watch your videos all day

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  • May 5, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    I don’t know what to say
    You are very gifted
    Wow 👍🇬🇧

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  • May 11, 2018 at 4:41 am
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    slam dunk

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  • May 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    Fantastic work, what an extremely talented man keep up the brilliant work

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  • May 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm
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    I love Pearl's precious paw print on her back.

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  • May 19, 2018 at 2:54 am
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    Wow! Amazing stuff sir!

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  • May 24, 2018 at 3:41 am
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    I would like to see one where you make a bat the subject or topper of a staff or walking stick.

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  • May 26, 2018 at 4:25 am
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    老爷子这手艺66哒

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  • June 5, 2018 at 12:10 am
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    THIS SHOWS WHAT BIG ARTIST YOU ARE MAN….GREAT…

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  • June 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    Absolutely astonishing!! I was holding my breath for the most part whilst you were painting the details 😀 Incredible work Mike.

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  • June 17, 2018 at 3:23 am
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    Stunning work of Art,super,beutyfull,amassing, thanks.

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  • June 27, 2018 at 5:57 am
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    Verry Nice Job
    To Many Details' You Are One Of The Best Artist On The World'
    No A Chinesse Machine
    Just A Big Human! Congrats

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  • June 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Прекрасная работа!

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  • July 4, 2018 at 5:53 am
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    Another excellent job Mike. You and your talents make it look so easy. Everything I have seen you carve and burn looks so realistic that people would think it's real. Your work I just can't stop watching it when I get started. God Bless you and all of your family, even Pearl. You act like you love her as much as I love my Chihuahuas. Pearl is a cute and lovable acting dog. Keep up the excellent work Mike. Mike Brady

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  • July 5, 2018 at 2:08 am
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    As a metal/woodworker..you're videos give me so much inspiration..the attention to detail..craftsmanship, and most importantly the joy and relaxation you get from what you do. It is exactly why I do what I do. Keep up the amazing work! Wow.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm
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    A TRUE ARTIST. WOW

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  • July 10, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    If that's a caricature then I'm a monkey's uncle!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!!! I love your videos, your work and your lifestyle so much 🙂

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  • July 13, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    I've seen it, but I don't believe it. Extraordinary!

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  • July 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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    Oh yeah yeah oh yeah yeah

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  • July 23, 2018 at 1:34 pm
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    Gorgeous !

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  • July 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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    Dog is eating too much and exercising too little.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 11:55 am
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    yaaa it's amazing work.. you're great..

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  • August 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm
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    How do I shop and when ready purchase one of you Beautiful Creations Mike?

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  • August 8, 2018 at 11:28 pm
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    Very nice sir

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  • August 9, 2018 at 9:47 pm
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    Awesome 👍❤

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  • August 15, 2018 at 7:50 am
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    Ohh great…..

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  • August 27, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    ^^

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  • August 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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    "Not gonna be able to be too realistic, gonna be more like a caricature" continues to make a super realistic sculpture of a basketball player

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  • September 8, 2018 at 10:46 am
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    1000000 likes

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  • September 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm
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    👊

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  • September 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm
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    If you had to put a price on this walking cane how much do you think it will cost ? I just wonder

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  • September 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm
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    Such wonderful work, Mike! It was especially cool to see you dusting off an airbrush as I've used airbrushes for years and find them to be a great addition to my arsenal of tools. Thanks again for sharing.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm
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    Love your voiceover… Reminds me of the guy from The Dukes Of Hazard…

    #DontAskWhyItsJustCuz

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  • October 5, 2018 at 12:30 am
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    Love your dog

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  • October 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    I thought that was Klay Thompson for a sec😂

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  • October 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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    Sir your artwork is incredible. You have a God-given talent. I love your dog by the way. Love form Holland. 🌷

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  • October 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm
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    AWESOME

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  • November 1, 2018 at 2:25 am
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    Amazing. Eye for detail astounds me

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  • November 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm
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    EXCELENTE

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  • November 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    It's really awesome sir

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  • November 16, 2018 at 7:04 am
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    Them inverted cone bars are awesome!?! 🤔👍

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  • November 16, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    We gotta find a pawprint 🐾🐶 6:37
    That's a first clue! 😁

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  • November 16, 2018 at 7:15 am
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    You should definitely make a Groot walking stick!!!

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  • November 16, 2018 at 7:24 am
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    Gotta get a new set of acrylic color!

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  • November 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm
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    imagination unlimited.I believe if we can imagine it we can accomplish it.you did a wonderful job on this one.

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  • December 18, 2018 at 7:50 am
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    فناااان والله لأبعد الحدود انا من شدة اعجابي بفنك متابعك يا فنان

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  • December 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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    I must admit watching you go about your business of carving is very therapeutic to watch, it relaxes me, and I am able to lose the stresses and strains of the day through your incredible videos, thank you for sharing your incredible talent. Have you ever considered creating a carving of pearl?

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  • January 2, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Just to say, I fall asleep watching these videos almost every night. Your voice is just really really calming. Also you're an awesome artist! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  • January 5, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    I'm just a lost of words WOW sir you r so blessed it's such a privlage to see a great artist at work 💚

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  • January 8, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Carving me gustó mucho este jugador de básquet bool cada vez te admiro más tu abilidad excelente detallado te admiro carving tu trabajo

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  • January 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Pretty damn amazing.

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  • January 20, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    You have Mountain Man to inspire you to create your master pieces, you have inspired me to carve a cane for myself. I started it a few years ago and my Grandson saw it after watch your video and suggested I finish it. I don't have the tools you have but I am carving all by chisel and hobby knifes.

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  • January 20, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    Talent! That's all I can say my friend. Really enjoyed watching.

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  • March 1, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    any time your new video , u are amazing , I don't think u born in this earth , u are come from some where in galaxy

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  • March 6, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Awesome once again 👌👌👌👌👌👌

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  • March 29, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    I like

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  • June 2, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    amazing..

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  • June 24, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    😲😲😲 no comment

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    Plzzzz.. balance toy project

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  • July 10, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Wow. Soooooooo much patience. Zen

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  • July 10, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Bethany College is in Bethany, West Virginia.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Perfection

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    Amazing!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    I'm curious, Did you play college ball? Is that you as a young man?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    you should of made a bird with that stick..Larry Bird that is

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    How long does it take to curve all this?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    Hi Mr.Stinnet, you sure do like craving snakes. I hate snakes 😠. But, your craving are wonderful. How long have you been doing this type of cravings? I would like to know you have that on your "About" on your site? how long does it take you to make piece? You art work gorgeous to look at too.
    Thank you,, for vidoes and channel. I sure do learn alot by watching you.

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