Eagle Head Sculpture (Power carving project)

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Project by WoodenWonders posted 1319 days ago 3017 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an eagle head sculpture carved from a very wormy piece of butternut. The eyes are hand painted and sealed with clear fingernail polish. The pictures don’t capture the detail of the bird feathers. The feathering process involved incorporating the natural worm holes in the wood into the overall pattern. I am presently taking carving classes from Orlando Villarreal in Hudsonville, Michigan. He often places among the top carvers in national woodcarving competitions. Maybe someday I will be as good as Orlando… meanwhile this is my first attempt at bird carving.

-- Anne Curtis, Wooden Wonders, Grand Rapids MI,

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#1 posted 1319 days ago

That is a great carving. thanks for sharing.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#2 posted 1319 days ago

You are off to a running start!! That is awesome!!

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

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

Not a bad “first attempt” !
well done

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

That is art-carving.

Well done

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

beautiful piece of art.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

That is just plain beautiful work, never mind if it’s first or not. Watch out Orlando!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 1319 days ago

A wonderful first attempt! I could never achieve such fantastic results from phase one.. believe me! I can’t wait to see what you carve next!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 1319 days ago

Awesome carving

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#9 posted 1319 days ago

Wow, that’s an fantastic piece.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 1318 days ago

That’s a great looking eagles head. Lots of character and good flow. Nice display too, it all looks good. Super…............

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

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#11 posted 1240 days ago

looks similar to mine isn’t Orlando a wonderful teacher

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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