WILSON'S PLOVER (shore bird) NFS

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Project by dlcarver posted 03-11-2008 10:39 PM 1470 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

<shore>>>>>>>>>Handcarved from Bass wood in one piece. Eyes are glass. Legs are about 1/8 ” super hard wire, which can only be bent with a torch heat. Wire is imbeded into the body 1/2” and also the same into the base. He is life-size… about 7” or 8”. Base is plywood built up with auto body putty and sand with drift wood and sea shells imbeded in it. Painted with acrylics and several coats of satin varnish applied.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#1 posted 03-11-2008 10:55 PM

Very nice Dave!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 03-11-2008 10:56 PM

very nice. i like the form. keep up the great work.

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#3 posted 03-11-2008 11:47 PM

I like this one very much. really well done !

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#4 posted 03-12-2008 12:48 AM

Great job. I have always envied you folks who can carve these birds, etc., I wish I had the patience, talent, whatever to do it.

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#5 posted 03-12-2008 03:55 AM

Hi DL;

Your carvings are exquisite, as is you finishing ability.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-12-2008 03:59 AM

Very nice….excellent detail. PLEASE do not let my wife see this. We’re headed back to the Carolina coast for vacation this year and I have a feeling i may be coming home with a few things like this. Your’s looks much better than what she sees in those tourist traps. Great work.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 04:06 AM

Dittos to the above…wildlife, waterfowl and caricature carving takes a lot of skill, not only to carve the object, but then to finish it and make it come to life…great job! I especially like the setting you chose.

-- Rich, Madison WI

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#8 posted 03-12-2008 05:32 AM


This is a wonderful carving and the finish is gorgeous.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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