Owl relief carving in Cypress.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2477 days ago 5998 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been on LJ’s for quite awhile. When I transferred my images from my old PC, I had an over abundance of duplicate images. (Thousands)

Looking through my files, this Owl was missing, so I took some new pictures of it. It’s funny that I’d never posted this carving, I thought I did.

This is one of my first carvings, & I never dated it, but it was done in the late 70’s, or early 80’s.

A lesson learned, always sign, & date your work, because using your memory isn’t good enough.

The pattern was in an early issue of Wood magazine , but they don’t seem to have an index going back that far. Maybe someone can find it, I couldn’t. It was a very good relief carving lesson

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 2477 days ago

That’s a fine carving, Dick!

I was beginning to wonder if you’d fallen off the planet. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2477 days ago

Thanks for sharing this, Dick. BTW good to see you around the boards. I missed seeing you for a coupla weeks. Say hello to Barb.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 2477 days ago

Good looking owl!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 2477 days ago

Dick, Great work on this carving! Owls are amazing birds, and this is a fine reproduction of one. Thanks for showing us this.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 2477 days ago

Whooo – weee! That is a nice looking carving. I like the contrasting colors, very nice.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2477 days ago

I love it ! has great appeal.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2477 days ago

Thanks everyone, I’m still hanging in there tooth, & nail. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning my iMac.

Fixing my messed up image files.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2477 days ago

Welcome back! I’m glad to see your wonderful carvings again.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2477 days ago

Hi Dick;

Great looking work! NIcely done.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2477 days ago

Great carving Dick. Glad you are still among the users of this fine site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 2477 days ago

Very nice, so detailed.


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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2477 days ago

Thanks for sharing a project from the early years.

I think you will like the iMac. I really like my MacBook but would like a bigger screen.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 2477 days ago

The contrast of the owl in relief and the old grey board is really nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 2476 days ago

Glad to see your back with us Dick, and as always it’s a pleasure seeing your beautiful work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 2476 days ago

That good looking owl. Date everything, great recommendation and if you have duplicate pics they should always be on another hard drive not attacked to your computer in case of catastrophic failure.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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