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Carved eagle in style of John Bellamy

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Project by davedarlene posted 08-04-2011 03:01 AM 1505 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest carving, an eagle carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paints. The eagle was made out of 3/4 inch basswood and it is 9 inches tall and 19 inches long. The first photo is the eagle carved but not finished. The second photo is the eagle primed with gesso prior to painting. The third photo is the eagle painted with gold acrylic paint. Although it’s hard to see the eagles eye is black and the tongue is red.

-- David W./Central Florida





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EdgeWoodWorking

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 03:41 AM

Very nice. Excellent work. Wish I could carve like that.

-- www.edgewoodworking.com

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mpounders

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 06:25 AM

Looks good man! I bet that took some time.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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davedarlene

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 12:26 PM

I didn’t track the time exactly as I worked on the carving over the past couple of weeks but it probably took about 25 hours total time from start to finish.

-- David W./Central Florida

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 01:17 PM

Dave, that looks very good. I love the style and final finish. You really did a nice job on that and you should be very proud of it.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-04-2011 02:50 PM

Great job

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 04:31 PM

Nice work Dave. I didn’t know the name John Bellamy. Googled his images and you are right on track. I think I will put this on my list of things to try.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 01:55 AM

Nice job, I like the clear finsh on it.

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