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Project by CanadaJeff posted 1754 days ago 1240 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A chance to practice my carving.

This piece is made up of three types of wood. The hummingbird is poplar, the base is walnut and the branch attaching them is an unknown wood from my cottage (but is most likely maple). The branch was fairly heavily spalted when I found it.

Finished with BLO and once that dries I will likely throw a few coats of wipe on poly, to create a bit of a reflection.

Critiques are welcomed.





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GMman

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#1 posted 1754 days ago

Very good,I like it, something different.

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degoose

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#2 posted 1754 days ago

Very stylish. Excellent use of different timbers.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1754 days ago

Nice job, my mom would like it. She watches them all summer.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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huff

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#4 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice carving and good choice of woods. Well done.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Mauritius

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#5 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice, the wood in the branch is awesome, gnarly stuff. If you’re looking to expand on the design, I would say that you should do something interesting with the base. The curves of the bird and the stem are great, but it doesn’t “flow” with the big flat base. I definitely agree with the above though too, well done, and a great choice of wood.

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John Gray

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#6 posted 1754 days ago

Just plain beautiful!!!!!

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1754 days ago

neat

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 1754 days ago

You did a great job! Smooth flowing lines and the wood looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Halfbubblepastplumb

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#9 posted 1754 days ago

—Wow: simply delightful. Looks like the execution was as much fun as the finished product. it’s got great “action” in the posturing. Inspiring work.

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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Sawstop

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#10 posted 581 days ago

Excellent job!
Nicely done, very artistic.

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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