NORTHERN LOON- Attitude plus!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-09-2011 02:10 AM 1660 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1/3 life size Northern Loon carved from tupelo, textured with a power carver and a pyrography tool. Acrylic paints were used to finish the project and then the bird was mounted on a piece of hardwood.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 02:33 AM

Wow, Roman, you’d better put a net over it before it flies off!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 02:50 AM

Beautiful carving! It’s very realistic and I love the wake on the base.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 02:58 AM

WOW, That’s Beautiful, so life like, Your carving talent is a pleasure to behold, All Your work is wonderful, this piece I like extra special since we have so many loons up here in Maine, You are a Real Artist, Thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 03:58 AM

Nice loon, i can almost hear its call.

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 04:10 AM

Very nice carving!

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 06:02 AM

Your title fits th bill perfect Roman, it has a great little Wake going on, great job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 06:06 AM

Very nice. The base does it for me.

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 06:41 AM

Wow, beautiful job, very nice craftsmanship. Even the base is beautiful.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 09-09-2011 06:55 AM

When I started the piece I wanted to show an alert attitude. I got that with a gentle twist of the neck and head pointed slightly upward. The base had to follow with ripples, showing some action. Thank you all for the nice compliments.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#10 posted 09-09-2011 01:49 PM

Beautiful carving

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#11 posted 09-09-2011 01:59 PM

That is beautiful and so is your workmanship.

-- 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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#12 posted 09-10-2011 01:49 AM

I love it!
Always dream of carving a decoy.
You have done an amazing job also on the paint.
Best thoughts,

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

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#13 posted 09-11-2011 04:30 PM

Really nice piece Roman. Along with the others I have to say that the base sets it off very well. Birds and boots are a rather strange combination…. but you have them both down.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 09-11-2011 04:55 PM

Thanks for the comment Spoon. I love playing with shapes and watching the interactions with light- our great and glorious Solar System!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#15 posted 09-13-2011 06:36 PM

What a beauty!!

The base is perfect, the bird is gorgeous…........SUPER!!!!!!!!!!

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

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