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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2745 days ago 1198 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is fairly easy to do with a scroll saw, or coping saw, & a little bit of carving. I re-sawed a piece of Red Oak, & book matched glued on the end grain. The wood grain makes a nice wing pattern. I fastened three 1” magnets to the backside.
This one has an 7” wingspan. 3/8” thick.

-- -** 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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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2745 days ago

You have begun to bug us Dick! LOL

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RobS

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#2 posted 2745 days ago

Beautiful grain display. I think any lepidopterist would love to have this in their collection. Great job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2745 days ago

well it SOUNDS simple.. but I’ve seen other work you have done and know that your skill level makes this as easy as you think it is!!!
I might have a try at one though….
the wood grain in this really makes it “real”

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

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David

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#4 posted 2744 days ago

Dick – as many very skill jocks on this site you make it sound easy! Great detail with the bookmatching.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Don

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#5 posted 2744 days ago

Dick, you have photographed this against a black backdrop. I curious – is this piece mounted in that way, or are the magnets to allow it to be mounted, say on a fridge door?

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2744 days ago

Don, I’ve been putting a black background on all my carving displays. The carving seems to standout better. I use my ”Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006” They have a free 60 day trial if you want to check it out. I bought it , you can do quite a bit with it.
I just posted an image of the backside of the carving. I didn’t bother to sand it. I used double stick tape on the magnets.

-- -** 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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