Spencer/Hall Ventriloquist Figure, How it Started

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After the past two days of showing you the Spencer/Hall ventriloquist figure, Dennis was kind enough to send this email with pictures:

Hi Dan. I thought maybe you would like to see what the head blank looked like when I got it. Here are some photos.

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Thanks, Dennis.


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2 Responses to Spencer/Hall Ventriloquist Figure, How it Started

  1. Curtis Jones says:

    Now that we can see what the Spencer/Hall figure start out as, I AM AMAZED at the likeness of the figure to a Spencer figure. Excellent work Dennis.

  2. Bob Isaacson says:

    Great to see how Dennis Hall turned the glued blocks of wood into a beautiful Spencer looking figure, with all the fine carving details of a Marshall carving. No question, Dennis is a master woodcarver ! Not many figure makers out there who still carve wood.

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