Raven "storytellers"

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 02-04-2012 08:40 PM 1198 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of my raven series of “storytellers”. The robe is carved from spruce root driftwood and the head and feathers are redwood. The “bag of tricks” is elk antler. I used the swell of the wood to make it look like feathers come out the bottom of the robe. The head rotates. I lived around ravens a lot in alaska and the one with his mouth open is much more typical then the one with his mouth shut. This carving is 2ft tall.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 09:41 PM

Hehe. Very Cute!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 11:52 PM

Very nice work. I envy you carvers. One thing I have never had much luck doing. You have a special skill.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 12:37 AM

Unique carvings nice work.

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 01:59 AM

Great work, I like them. Remind me of a show I saw on tv years ago

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 03:49 AM

Love your creations

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 06:56 AM

While the guy complaining to the sky’s is very elegant, his buddy has a more interesting expression. “Give it up already!”
Compelling work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 09-09-2014 07:16 AM

So in love with these carvings!

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