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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-01-2007 08:31 PM 1823 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

”FLUIDITY”

I think this bird falls into the the category with the fluid looking wood grain in its wings.
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With some extra time on my hands, I made this Seagull from the band saw cut-off leftovers of a Red Oak Duck I had carved. I didn’t save any of the sawdust though.

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This is the duck that had some interesting looking band saw cut-offs.

I thought, what could I make with these?

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I had this seagull on exhibit at the County Fair once, and almost lost it. The man watching over the exhibits caught a guy going out the door with it.

-- -** 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 02-01-2007 08:58 PM

oh my goodness .. the Seagull has quite a story!! Abduction. Yikes.

It’s beautiful.. graceful flowing lines.. I really really like it!!

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

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Don

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#2 posted 02-01-2007 10:58 PM

Dick, I really like this one. Although one cannot condone theft, I do understand this guy’s desire to have this beautiful piece.

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

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bud

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#3 posted 02-02-2007 04:41 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!! I can see why someone would want to kipe the bird, nice job, you are an artist of the highest class.
keep up the great work.
bud

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scottb

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#4 posted 02-02-2007 05:12 AM

If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery… could theivery possibly be the second?

anyhow, very nice graceful lines. The grain is particularly interesting on the wings. I love the silhouette from below.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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David

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#5 posted 02-02-2007 08:07 AM

Very beautiful! I wish I had that kind of talent. Excellent eye for dimention and flow.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 07-03-2007 12:02 AM

I need to do this with all my buddies. I’m going back over all your projects that I’ve missed. This is a beautiful piece Dick! It may be stylized but it captures the movement of gulls better than a real life carving could. True art! All the focus goes to the movement. I half expect to see a splash any second as it hits the water.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-03-2007 02:50 AM

Thanks everyone,
Whenever I have cut offs from the bandsaw, I try to imagine what I can make out of them.

-- -** 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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oscorner

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#8 posted 07-03-2007 01:38 PM

That is a beatiful stylized seagull, Dick. I’m glad they caught the guy trying to steal it. What happened to him?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 07-03-2007 04:24 PM

He was drunk, & the person at the fair just told him to go home.

-- -** 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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TainoWorks

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#10 posted 03-15-2009 02:13 PM

Stunning!!! I love the flow and artistic design. Inspiring …

-- Artesano

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 03-15-2009 04:20 PM

Thank you Artesano,

I think the grain of the wood is what makes this carving.

-- -** 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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#12 posted 03-15-2009 04:36 PM

It tried to fly away! Nice job Dick.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 03-15-2009 04:45 PM

Thanks Dennis,

It’s nice to hear comments from an artist like you.

-- -** 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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#14 posted 08-03-2010 09:30 PM

Beautiful Grain

-- Jerry

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