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COMMON LOON

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Project by dlcarver posted 2331 days ago 1100 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Loon is handcarved from basswood, then painted life-like, then given several coats semi gloss varnish. He has glass eyes. He is about 12” to 14” long, and 6” to 7” wide and about 5” or so high. This is the same duck or bird that was featured in the famous classic movie ” On Golden Pond ”.
He deffinitely looking for a mate.
THANKS AGAIN FOR VIEWING MY GALLERY!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 2331 days ago

That would fool any duck Carver. nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2331 days ago

Dave,

As usual this is a beautiful carving.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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fredf

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#3 posted 2331 days ago

35 years ago I married a city girl.

About 3 am the first night in our cottage up in the Maine woods, she woke me out of a sound sleep, “What’s that noise?” she asked.

I asked her what it sounded like

“woooo woooo” she replied,

I told her it that it was a loon, and went back to sleep.

She, on the other hand, stayed awake the rest of the night, waiting for the loon to stick its head through the front door—She had pictured it as a cross between a bull moose and a saber toothed tiger (maybe with a rhinoceros horn for good luck)

Later that week we were out in the neighbors boat, and I showed her what they looked like,

I will admit that if you didn’t know better the description fits the sound! The only sound similar that I have heard is the call of the Olympic elk. scary!

Beautiful job on the loon!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 2331 days ago

Hi Dave

Exquisite as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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SteveKorz

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#5 posted 2331 days ago

dlcarver- that is fantastic…!! very nice…!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2330 days ago

Hi Dave;

Great job on the loon. Fantastic paint job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2329 days ago

To me that is the sound of the north woods. I love the sound of the loon. You have done an excellent representation of the majestic bird. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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