This is the finished bird that I started 2 weeks ago. It took about 24 hours to get it to this stage. I still need to make a mount for the bird, and I’d like to make it unique. That means no ‘bird on a stick’, but also not the trite ‘wren on the edge of the cup/bucket/shoe’ environment. I’ve been wracking my poor little brain trying to figure out something unique and good- that I can do in 3 weeks. Any suggestions.ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
Now to the process:
Actually, the 24 hour time started 3 hours before now, at the stage where I had cut it out of wood and started on the shape. Not counted are probably 5 hours of research, making the plans, and cutting out the blank.
Another couple of hours and a lot of sanding later the basic shape was apparent.
Starting to do the wood burning.
About 18 hours into the project it is fun to compare the original drawing and the plans to the bird so far.
Glass eyes and pewter feet have been put in place with epoxy putty.
First coat of paint has been applied- thinly.
Second coat of paint- building color.
Finished bird- don’t mess with him!
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