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Project by Bob47 posted 02-05-2009 10:23 AM 1335 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blue Heron plant stand





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Randy

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#1 posted 02-05-2009 01:05 PM

That’s very nice, it will be wonderfull when overflowing with greenery.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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motthunter

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#2 posted 02-05-2009 02:25 PM

what does he eat? he looks hungry. Beautiful job

-- making sawdust....

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John Gray

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#3 posted 02-05-2009 04:30 PM

Pretty neat. motthunter it eats frogs, fish, and other small creatures they are orientated to the water type stuff.
FYI – They nest in the tallest trees in the area. Nesting Great Blue Herons usually breed in colonies containing a few to several hundred pairs. Isolated pair-breeding is rare. Nest building begins in February when a male chooses a nesting territory and displays to attract a female. The nest is usually situated high up in a tree. The male gathers sticks for the female who fashions them into a platform nest lined with small twigs, bark strips, and conifer needles. Both parents incubate the 3-5 eggs for 25-29 days. Both parents regurgitate food for the young. The young can first fly at about 60 days old, although they continue to return to the nest and are fed by the adults for another few weeks. Pair bonds only last for the nesting season, and adults form new bonds each year.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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wood_wench

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#4 posted 02-05-2009 05:55 PM

When I first glanced at the thumbnail view in “projects” I thought it was real.

Do you use a power carver for this kind of detail volume?

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Bob47

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#5 posted 02-05-2009 06:29 PM

no just band saw, table saw and a lot of sanding

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 02-05-2009 07:44 PM

A very nice looking creation.

I’ve had a Blue Heron on my list to carve for many years now.
These birds are very prevalent in our neck of the woods.
If I walk along our shoreline early in the morning, I can see their foot prints in the water.
They get plenty to eat, because there’s a lot of Bluegills in our lake.
A Heron scared the heck out of me late one night.
I was sitting in a lounge chair on the beach & watching for meteor showers.
One let out a squawk, & jumped up taking off about 10 feet in front of me.
I guess I must have scared him too.LOL

-- -** 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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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 02-06-2009 07:28 PM

awesome. Very well done. love it

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

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Kirks

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#8 posted 02-12-2009 07:37 AM

Cool! A plant stand! Was wood type a consideration? Did it have to be weather resistant?
The painting is remarkable! The effect of the brush strokes is so well done as to add realism to the piece.
I really like this one….
Kirk

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dustygirl

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#9 posted 02-13-2009 02:24 AM

I love this one.We have a lot of herons in this area.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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