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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 10-26-2008 07:21 PM 2000 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Granddaughter was such a fan of my carvings, I couldn’t resist carving things for her.

I’ve done quite a few carvings like this, which is kind of rare for me, but I made them as gifts.

I love Hummingbirds, they’re so feisty, & fun to watch.

I even taught a carving class of beginning carvers using this pattern.

My students all did a fine job with this, so I think its a pretty good beginners project.

I love this one in Black Walnut. I guess because its my favorite carving wood.

The size is about 6” x 8”

This was done in 1993.

Here's some more Hummers!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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lew

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#1 posted 10-26-2008 07:51 PM

Gorgeous looking project! I am sure she loves it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 07:52 PM

Thank you lew!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 10-26-2008 07:53 PM

you are such an inspiration Mr. Cain.

Do you still teach carving classes? I remember when I was a kid my dad used to go one evening a week and teach carving classes. It was fun to see the things they did in class.

M

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 10-26-2008 07:59 PM

Thank you Mark.

No, I haven’t done this for quite awhile now.

The organization that sponsored it, quit doing so.

It was fun, but it takes a lot of time preparing for a class.

It’s much more fun, just enjoying my own time to myself.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 10-26-2008 08:15 PM

That’s some very nice work Dick;

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make a living with carving like these?

I’d sign up!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 10-26-2008 08:27 PM

Thanks Lee!

I think there’s a lot of starving artists out there.<(:O)#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 10-26-2008 08:34 PM

Pure nectar Dick beautiful I am ashamed to say I have never seen a real humming bird but I suppose I’m not too old lol well done again to both of you regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 10-26-2008 08:54 PM

Thank you Alistair.

They’re so fast you can’t even see them fly past you,

but the noise from their wings is something else.

We were using about 10 pounds of sugar a week making nectar for them.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 10-26-2008 10:01 PM

Very nice piece of carving Dick. Lucky grandaughter.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 10-26-2008 10:02 PM

Very nice! I really like how you left the carving gouge marks. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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brianinpa

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#11 posted 10-26-2008 10:30 PM

Another beautiful piece. I wish I had the patience and steadiness to undertake a carving project.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 10-26-2008 11:55 PM

You really have these down, Dick. Beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 10-27-2008 12:31 AM

the sound of a wee little hummingbird.. it sounds like a helicopter hovering by your ear. whoomp whoomp whoomp

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Diane

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#14 posted 10-27-2008 01:53 AM

Love it.

Diane

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#15 posted 10-27-2008 02:35 AM

So beautiful Dick and the great thing about it is it will be here for a long long time for your granddaughter to tell her children about her Grandpa that used to carve so lovingly for her. God Bless Dick and Barb.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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