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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2765 days ago 1189 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a one piece carving of a Mallard Duck, that means the heads not glued on. The model I used for this was an Avon soap dish.

It’s 8 1/2” long, and I used Watco Danish oil for the finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2765 days ago

an Avon Soap dish – who would have thought?? Oh, that’s right, Dick would !!!
brilliant and wonderfully carved.

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

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Don

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#2 posted 2765 days ago

Very nice, Dick, as usual.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dusty

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#3 posted 2765 days ago

Dick,
I so admire the craft of carving. I wish I had the talent you do in this.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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bud

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#4 posted 2765 days ago

fantistic work, I’m envious.

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David

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#5 posted 2765 days ago

Dick, I really enjoy seeing your work – so many different woodworking talents! Keep them coming.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dollarbill

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#6 posted 2754 days ago

Beautiful work, but it looks more like a “Wood Duck” than a Mallard “LOL”.

DB

-- Make Dust

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2753 days ago

It tasted woody !!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mafe

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#8 posted 1387 days ago

Wauuuu, I always dreamed of making one of these.
Beautiful work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 1387 days ago

Thank you Mads!

Now’s the time to do it, because it’s Duck season.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 1387 days ago

I’d like to add, that Oak is an ideal wood for a carving like this, because the grain pattern

looks so much like feathers.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 1387 days ago

That is really nice.
Wyche Elm is nice for feathers as well.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 1387 days ago

Thanks Jamie

I just looked at some images of Wyche Elm, It really looks interesting.

I’ve never seen it before, it’s beautiful.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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