10ft tall, one log

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 03-18-2012 08:42 PM 1493 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

carved from a 10ft tall cedar log. I spent many days on scaffolding for this one. The client sent a zuni style fetish 3” tall and 1” wide and asked if I could do this only 10ft tall. Definitely a challenge. The feathers took the most work.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 08:44 PM

That’s one great carving nice work.

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 08:57 PM

Nice work Steve! I really like this one, Eagles & all birds of prey are my favorite. You nailed this one, good job.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 10:39 PM

Wow…you ROCK!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 11:01 PM

Amazing!! Wow…

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 11:57 PM

That is beautiful, beyond simple words!

Do you carve owls too? If so, can you point me to some pictures?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 12:42 AM

I have done a few owls for clients,but I don’t have any pictures regretfully.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 01:03 AM

The detail in your carvings is amazing, I wish I had the patience for that.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 01:00 PM

super craftsmanship. Would’ve liked to see some close ups.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 01:55 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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