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Carved Owl (First attempt)

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Project by Rustic posted 1018 days ago 1189 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got Wood Carving Illustrated’s Whittling book a few months ago. I am just now getting around to trying some of the projects. This is the 1st one on the book. Took about 1/2 hour to do. It sure was fun. Made from basswood. about 3 inches tall.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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Porchfish

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#1 posted 1018 days ago

Nice start my friend, the fun doesn’t decrease with each new attempt, it gets better and better, so enjoy, and keep creating !

your north florida friend don s

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1018 days ago

That is cool. You don’t need any power tools! You can just whittle it out sitting on the porch!
Nice first whittling project!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1017 days ago

Interesting model ;-)) nice start. We took g-kids to the zoo today. When the owl was peering out at us, I was thinking it is about time I get around to carving some owls. Seems like I wanted to do that last year and the year before ;-(

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

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marter1229

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#4 posted 1017 days ago

I love it! Keep us posted on your progress.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1017 days ago

It’s a nice carving, Rick, and I’m glad that you enjoyed 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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lew

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#6 posted 1017 days ago

Neat, Rick!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 1016 days ago

Nice piece. Hope you didn’t loose any fingers…........

-- mike...............

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1016 days ago

Still have all 10 digits

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 1016 days ago

Great job! I haven’t ever tried this, maybe someday!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1014 days ago

Nice job Rick, you’re getting good at this carving stuff. Maybe it will be your calling, rather than the lathe, although you were getting pretty good on that too. Later bud, mike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Michael Wilson

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#11 posted 1014 days ago

Heh, cute :)

Do you have a link to that book someplace? I’ve gone through a couple different permutations of search keywords and can’t seem to find it.

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Rustic

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#12 posted 1014 days ago

look on wood carving illustrated’s website

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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jeffyap

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#13 posted 510 days ago

Thanks for the idea!

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