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Old-School Cardinal Carving

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 2725 days ago 2772 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seeing Dick’s Viking reminded of a project I did this past Fall. I carved the old Cardinal logo for the St. Louis Cardinals, a professional baseball team. This bird was carved in stone in the old stadium. With the demolition of the old stadium, the Cardinal stone was moved and given a new home at the new stadium.

The wood is walnut, with the bat painted with gold leaf paint. The size is approximately 10”x10” (not sure what that is in metric for the boys downunder). The second photo is the actual carved stone on the new stadium.

Thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2725 days ago

that is wonderful – and a piece of history as well.

Great detail and the gold bat is bonus.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2725 days ago

I like it Mark, I thought you said once, you wished that you could carve. You sure learned how in record time.

-- -** 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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Don

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#3 posted 2725 days ago

Marc, that is a very nice piece. My nephew is a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. I’d love to be able to do something similar for him.

Oh, 10” x 10” = 254mm x 254mm

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

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 2724 days ago

Good looking bird Mark, course what don’t you do that does’nt look good. I have got to get out my carving tools and jump in and get my feet wet. Whats the worst I can do 20-30 stiches. mike

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

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#5 posted 832 days ago

I like your carving,Marc.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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