3 mallards in flight plaque

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Project by dlcarver posted 03-12-2008 05:35 PM 1443 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Duck Plaque is Handcarved from pine wood in a cloud formation, then tinted to show some cumulus clouds gathering. The Mallards them selves are Handcarved from bass wood, then tinted with the appropriate colors of acrylics to make them look life-like, after the feather detail was burned in . They are mounted at different levels. I have uploaded several pictures to show this detail. The different levels are made with 2” dowels. It measures 15” long x about 3 1/2 ” at the farthest point out from the wall x about 8” wide (or high). They are flying North for the mating season. Looks elegant on anyone’s wall. It has a keyhole for hanging.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#1 posted 03-12-2008 05:46 PM

Wow! this are fine work of art.

-- Bong

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#2 posted 03-12-2008 06:42 PM

Hi Dave,

Again a wonderfull post. The details are spectacular and the 3-D effects only heighten the pleasure of the viewing experience.

Thank you.

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

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#3 posted 03-12-2008 08:01 PM


We have a lot of Mallards on our lake, but I can’t figure out where the Drakes go in the summer.

They disappear after mating season.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 04:26 AM

Wonderful , Beautiful

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 10:18 AM

Man, I just don’t know what to say – that is some beautiful carving.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 08:17 PM

ok.. this is DEFINITELY my favourite… I love the “action” of the birds and the 3d effect… and I wouldn’t need another shelf to display it.
Absolutely amazing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 10:45 PM

Truly beautiful, they look like they are flying of the wall, have you ever done any woodpeckers. My son has the most beautifulliest woodpecker that frequents his back yard. It is a Humongeous bird never saw one that large before. Yours are simply goregous all of them. You do great carvings…..your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 11:44 PM

Thank you for your comments John. I have not done a woodpecker as yet, but it is on my agenda in the near future. If your son’s has a red tufted head, with white on his neck and a little red on his cheek, and mostly black on his back and a tiny piece of white on his wing. ..... you would know him as a ” PILEATED WOODPECKER ”......... The FLICKER is also amongst the largest of the woodpeckers. Flicker is colors of brown with spoted pokadot bellies, tan face, gray head, with patch of bright red orange on back of neck. I see a lot of Flickers around, but the Pileated is uncommon, but still seen occassionally. The ones on my placque are Male Mallards. Thanks for checking out my gallery. Go to my other site Etsy, at the bottom of this email and find carvings not on this site….. better not let your wife see it though, she will want you to buy her something.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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