BIRDS INSTEAD OF BOOTS - Fledgling Chickadees!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-28-2017 12:20 AM 2182 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s nice to do a project that reflects my carving career. This is where I honed my skills in power carving and have adapted same to my boot works. I must say it was a pleasure doing these two and they will soon be on their way to their new home in Pitt Meadows, B.C. I hope that a mantle space has been dusted off for their arrival!
Birds are carved from tupelo, the branch is a piece of driftwood, and the base is craved from a piece of deck wood called Kayu Batu.
Acrylic paint was used to give them life and the pattern came from a book by Rosalyn Leach Daisey entitled Baby Bird and Chick Carving , a Schiffer published carving book. Well worth the read!

Enjoy, the Birdman for today!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 12:37 AM

Fantastic WORK! AAA+++

This really should get a daily top 3 award!

I did have to look to see if they had on BOOTS though!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-28-2017 02:08 AM

Your birds are truly amazing. So realistic and life like. Just beautiful.

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#3 posted 05-28-2017 02:14 AM

I think the birds look great.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 02:54 AM

The birds are delightful,
You are a multi-talented wood worker.

-- Mike in SoCal

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#5 posted 05-28-2017 03:19 AM

Love your birds. I feel privileged as I had the opportunity to visit you and see other bird carving that you have done

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 05-28-2017 04:05 AM

This is definitely one for the birds!
Just plain beautiful!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 05-28-2017 04:55 AM

Great carving the birds are absolutely beautiful.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 05-28-2017 06:05 AM

Very well done Roman. They should become a real conversation piece for the new owners.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 05-28-2017 07:23 AM

Adding to BurlyBob’s post,...Very pretty and very well carved and decorated they would almost pass for a pair of quiet birds just sitting there.

If I was capable of making them I think I would be keeping them!

Any idea of what the breed is?

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 05-28-2017 11:12 AM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#11 posted 05-28-2017 12:37 PM

Roman, this is beautiful work.

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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#12 posted 05-28-2017 12:44 PM

Echoing the beautiful comments above. Truly lifelike.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#13 posted 05-28-2017 12:50 PM

I’m thinking they are real birds …..wonderful GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3 You also deserve editors choice


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#14 posted 05-28-2017 02:53 PM

Fantastic job! Deserves a spot in the top 3!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#15 posted 05-28-2017 03:42 PM

Your birds look so real Roman, amazing!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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