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I don't know if anyone is even looking in this thread any more, so I may be rambling to myself, but if I'm rambling, maybe it's just as well that no one looks. Smile

For various reasons, it's been at least a half dozen years or so since I made anything along these lines, this project was a reminder of how much I enjoy it and look forward to creating more stuff.
But upon completing the HIB, I was also reminded of something else - the completion of a project is always a double edged sword.
On one side of it, I'm naturally pleased when I finished something, and it's turned out okay and I can just step back and enjoy it.
On the other side, I then have decide what I want to do next. The ideas aren't the problem, the problem in that area is having too many of those, I've got a long list. No, the problem is deciding which project I want to tackle next.

Top of the list right now;
-I have enough basswood on hand to carve at least two full size figures and hands, maybe three.
-Before my shop went idle, I cast some head shells to make clones of my Rudy figure I created because I wanted to make some more of him to send out into the world.
-I also cast some shells for my MoonHead figures. I had made six originally, keeping one for myself which I ended up donating to Vent Haven. So I'd like to make another for myself along with another "batch" to send out into the world also.
-I posted in another thread about having carved three small heads, keeping one for myself which I also carved hands for, but I've yet to make a body for him.(This one is really taking the lead in my mind because it's a long time unfinished project, and the hard part, all the carving is done - except I'm thinking of carving his feet and body as well - so we'll see if he's next.....)
-I'd also really like to do some more of my small vent sculptures. I really like those myself. But they are something I can do without having to be out in the shop.

Well, that's the top stuff on the list - decisions, decisions......
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I'm glad you will be again soon creating. I enjoy seeing your work.
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Thank you Jim, and you already know the feeling is mutual. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes out of your future carvings.
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I read all of your threads, and I read the updates every time one pops to the top of the forum.

Since I am by a court order not permitted to touch any tools since the fire that burned down my house from the last repair I attempted, I can only look and admire your handy work.
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Hmmmm.....we have a house up for sale, but the market not being so great anywhere, and even worse where we lived, is there any chance you'll be visiting upstate NY - I'd love to have you do some work on that house for me...... Smile
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Hey Dave,

I love these photos. You mentioned MoonHead figures above. Do you have any photos of them.

Thanks

Kyle
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Sadly, I only have a few pictures of the one I kept for myself.
Here are the two best pictures I have of him which are really good pictures because they are from pictures taken by the local newspaper photographer when they did an article about me just before I sent him off to Vent Haven;

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And here's a picture I found of him without his body and hat (I think it might be the same one, or it might be one of the other ones I made, not sure from the crummy picture);

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These are the specs from the webpage I created about them way back when;

"The heads of the MoonHeads are typically about 3 and 1/2 inches high and mounted on a headstick.
The mouth is operated with a lever on the headstick.
The "spring" is a simple rubber band, with easy access inside for replacement, & a place to store spare rubber bands within the head.
The body is a cloth body with stuffed arms (and molded hands).
The idea behind this creation was a small, portable, foldable, pocketable, take-anywhere hard figure."

Those specs for the first batch weren't completely accurate, those ones didn't have molded hands, I left the stuffed hands that were on the bodies I bought for that first batch, but future ones to be made were/are going to have molded hands.
I don't know what the bodies will be on the next ones. I have another body exactly like the one in the picture which I'll use to make a duplicate of the one in the picture for the one I keep, I guess I'll figure that out when the time comes.

I also created a story about the MoonHeads which can be seen on their webpage;
http://dickensndave.bravehost.com/moonhds.htm

I think I'm mostly torn between doing the body for that small carved figure or more MoonHeads, I really miss having my own Moonhead - maybe I'll work on both at the same time.
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Dave,

Real cute characters. Are they any relation to the Moonies?

Steve

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Thank you.
Who are the Moonies?
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Hey Dave,

Very nice. Thank you for the photos. You are very talented.

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Thank you Kyle.
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Nice work Dave. I really love the book.
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On 2011-11-19 11:12, blueshawk1 wrote:
Hmmmm.....we have a house up for sale, but the market not being so great anywhere, and even worse where we lived, is there any chance you'll be visiting upstate NY - I'd love to have you do some work on that house for me...... Smile


I can do some electrical repairs for you; this would guarantee an insurance claim; working on the gas stove is assurance of a complete loss..

O wait the court order pervents me from holding tools in my hand
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The court order is in CA, not NY. Smile

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On 2011-11-20 01:12, Mr. Pitts wrote:
Nice work Dave. I really love the book.

Thank you Mr. Pitts.
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You can keep the NY house and become a snowbird!!
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Dave,

look what I found in the computer files;

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Here's another one;

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Dave,

is this also some of your work?

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Donald! You have pictures of the other two books that I made and sold!
At one time, I lost a lot of pictures from a computer crash, so this is SO cool to see them again!
That last picture with the two heads isn't mine though.
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I'm still looking for more pixs. Wish I had been one of the fortunate to buy one of them.
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