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Old 07-27-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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bird in the cedar








Like all woodcarvers, I am looking for interesting pieces of wood while hiking or just taking a walk in the woods. the above pictures is of a "Black Capped Chickadee" I happened upon a piece of red cedar other day at Panther Creek SP. 1st pic is after I sawed out the profile with a coping saw, 2nd pic is of the finished product mounted on a piece of the cedar, 3rd pic is of a piece of cedar that the chickadee came from. I love the "natural" finished birds, especially cedar! thanks
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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Tom, you are a real artist. Hope to meet you some day, and can see some of your carvings.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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thanks Don & Joy, I hope to meet you guys one day also, "BUT", "BUT" please bring a piece of that CA. "red wood" with you!! lol!
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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Tom, Very Nice use of Cedar, Pretty Bird (THAT SMELLS GOOD) You have a real talent my friend. Safe Travels John
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Beautiful work!! You are talented!
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:36 PM   #6
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thanks to all, I really love carving songbirds and waterfowl. It is a good past time while traveling around.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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TOM, Do you use a dremel or some other kind of small electric tool to assist in getting the wood down enough to work??? If you show up in BRANSON MAY 2008, I will bring you a GREAT BIG CHUNK OF CEDAR!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:27 AM   #8
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Hemlockusa, If its a pretty big piece of wood (like a 8" or 12" log) I first saw it in 6", 8", 10" chunks, then I use a "very" sharp hachet(very carefully) to square up each chunk. then whatever bird or duck I want to carve, I draw the pattern then transfer it to the block. Then with coping saw, (used to use my bandsaw in the stick house) I saw out the profile(side and top) then with a "roughing out" knife I work it down to where it resembles a bird ot duck. then I use Dremel with carbide or diamond cutter to work it even further. Then comes the knives to work it further and I do most all the feathers with a "detailing" knife (1/2" & 3/4" blade) LOL, I didnt mean to get into detailed speech!! anyways its fun and a great hobby. Thanks
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Nice work! You are an artist. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:09 AM   #10
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Tom Thank you for the detailed discription of what you have to go through to accomplish that beautiful piece of work. Off still stands. Free Cedar if I see you in BRANSON MAY 2008. Again thanks, gives me some idea's of my own. later John
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