Black-Capped Chickadee Wood Carving

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Project by Tom "BUG" Janos posted 914 days ago 1688 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood carved Black-Capped Chickadee and Branch are both hand carved from basswood and fully detailed by a wood burner and power carving tools. It is finished with acrylic paints and hand painted.
The main base is out of Oak. The Wave part of the base is carved out of Cherry Wood both are finished in a high gloss poly to show the beautiful wood grain and to create a unique contrast from the bird.
I finish all my birds with custom glass eyes to give them a more realistic look.

This bird is life size.
The overall size of the carving is: 12” tall x 11” wide x 5 1/2” deep
The bird is measured from the beak to the end of tail: 4 1/2”
The widest part of the bird is: 1 ½”
Serial Number – 0112-01

Hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed carving it. I am planning on starting another chickadee tomorrow and hopefully have it finished in a few weeks.

It is for sale on my online store

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#1 posted 914 days ago

sweet job …....your attn to detail is perfect

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#2 posted 914 days ago

Wow that is some fantastic carving. They say only God can make a tree but know one said anything about branches:))

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 914 days ago

Wow! That is a work of art. Always fun to look at carver’s work!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 914 days ago

looks very real to me. very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 914 days ago

beautiful carving. Its is so realistic and life like.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 914 days ago

THAT raises to the level of AMAZING!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since the invention of wood.)

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#7 posted 913 days ago

That’s super cool…..........Love the branch setup…......Beautiful…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 911 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. It was fun to make as well.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#9 posted 896 days ago

Hey! let that poor little bird out of your house!

OH wait. Nevermind. I was fooled.

good work!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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