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American Kestral Falcon Carving

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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 12-11-2009 07:23 PM 1543 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Kestral Falcon that I just finished carving. It is life size about 12 inches or so and made from Basswood.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006





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Puupaja

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 07:35 PM

Does it fly… looks like alive, great

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 07:40 PM

Thanks puupaja

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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LesB

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 08:13 PM

Great job, wish I could carve like that.
The American Kestrel Falcon is one of my favorite birds. I was given a captive one to take care of when I was a kid. It had an injured wing and when it healed I released it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 08:44 PM

Wow! Really cool carving!

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

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 09:54 PM

Amazing

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 10:05 PM

WONDERFUL !!!

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

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 03:27 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 03:33 AM

Very well done, fantastic craftsmanship.

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 07:01 PM

Beautiful, looks very life like. The colors are perfect, the carving is great….....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 12-12-2009 07:11 PM

Awesome. That is very lifelike…..I have just started carving myself and will someday try something as difficult. The texturing and color is excellent…

Did you use a pic or model for the bird? How long did it take you….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 07:14 PM

Thanks everyone.
I am not happy with the paint job on it so I have to keep practicing my painting. My wife tells me I am my worse critic. lol

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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