LumberJocks

WILSON'S PLOVER (shore bird) NFS

  • Advertise with us
Project by dlcarver posted 2355 days ago 1032 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.
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY GALLERY!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com





8 comments so far

View Dadoo's profile

Dadoo

1763 posts in 2617 days


#1 posted 2355 days ago

Very nice Dave!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View teenagewoodworker's profile

teenagewoodworker

2727 posts in 2395 days


#2 posted 2355 days ago

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

12910 posts in 2609 days


#3 posted 2355 days ago

I like this one very much. really well done !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View DaveBaker's profile

DaveBaker

65 posts in 2378 days


#4 posted 2355 days ago

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.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2606 days


#5 posted 2355 days ago

Hi DL;

Your carvings are exquisite, as is you finishing ability.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View Greg3G's profile

Greg3G

815 posts in 2712 days


#6 posted 2355 days ago

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

View Rich_S's profile

Rich_S

53 posts in 2492 days


#7 posted 2355 days ago

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

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2448 days


#8 posted 2354 days ago

Dave,

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase