Slim Chickens

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 03-16-2012 03:22 PM 6557 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second carving in the scene I am doing with the little cowgirl. She will be walking her chicken on a leash. I have some friends who keep a few chickens and I am always accusing them of dressing their chickens up and treating them like pets. I suspect getting them to wear a hat might require some extra feed though! I still have to burn and paint this, after I complete the legs and feet.

I used 20gauge copper wire and solder to get the basic armature for the legs and feet. I’ll cover them with epoxy putty and shape them and glue them to the body. This fellow is about 2” tall and 2” long, to be in scale with the cowgirl, and it is a little challenging to work that small. Especially making things like feet and tiny cowboy hats! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 03:27 PM

very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 04:38 PM

It’s very nicely done, Mike. Your work was wonderful when I first got here but it just keeps better and better.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 04:51 PM

Well done!
I really enjoy following along on you projects! You are the one that got me interested in carving!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 04:51 PM

fun and cool carving nice work Mike.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 08:01 PM

that’s just ba baa baawwk …....bad to da bone. meaning awesome of coarse

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 11:53 PM

Figure out a way to use springs from bobble heads and you will have a genuwine dancing chicken! Cool carving!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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