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Project by William Hodgins posted 04-05-2016 02:02 AM 830 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This captures the soul of a predator in its natural habitat, standing proud with what I would refer to as “the one that didn’t get away”. This carving is crafted from poplar wood and coated with a natural finish. When totaling up the time on this project, I was shocked to see that I had 100 hours on it.

-- Wills Sculptures

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 03:57 AM


-- I do this for fun.

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 09:27 AM

Very authentic and ’’alive’’ carved eagle and his prey. Feather and other details look awesome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 10:01 AM

This certainly grabbed my attention. Very beautiful work!

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 10:49 AM

Impressive to the highest degree

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 10:57 AM

Beautiful with great details

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 12:04 PM

Stunning . . . I would love to add this to a future clock build . . . .

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 04-05-2016 02:31 PM

I liked seeing the unfinished Picture. Great work!

-- Only a woodworker will value a good screw-up

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 05:16 PM

Will, this carving is quite beautiful and shows wonderful craftsmanship. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#9 posted 04-05-2016 08:02 PM

truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Don, -

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#10 posted 04-06-2016 06:23 PM

Very Nice Carving, 100 hours is really a good time for something this detailed!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 04-07-2016 04:09 PM

I love it!

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#12 posted 04-08-2016 12:46 AM

Very nice details and a pretty realistic work of art. Most people don’t realise the difficulty of dimensional carving. I think 100 hrs is low.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#13 posted 04-08-2016 01:26 AM

Beautiful! I have just started carving, so am nowhere near that fast or good.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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