Atlantic Puffin

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Project by dlcarver posted 03-15-2008 03:06 AM 1036 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chubby little guy is handcarved from basswood in one piece, then the head was cut off then turned a little to look more natural. I like to give my birds an action pose. Has glass eyes, and several coats satin varnish. Painted with acrylics. He goes 11” long x 6” wide x 5” high. Cute little guy. Brrrr! Makes me think cold.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 04:54 AM

cool looking carving. how long did it take to make ?

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 06:05 AM

Hi Dave,

Wonderful post as usual. The third picture is my personal favorite.

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 08:01 PM


All your birds are fantastic, thanks for sharing. True art, for sure!

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 10:59 PM

Another very nice bird,

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 11:40 AM

Dave you are – as you probably already know – quite an artist. Beautiful bird.

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#6 posted 03-17-2008 06:18 PM

very talented!!!!

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#7 posted 03-17-2008 09:19 PM

I have checked your site before. You are also quite talented. I really like your planter with the pierced carving. The rest of your stuff looks like it would go 100 years at least. Well made.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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