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Life size Bald Eagle - carving

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Project by Bob Morris posted 3003 days ago 3625 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 15 years ago at a wood carving show I came accross a booth that was selling what amounted to blueprints for various animals and birds. Well I bought a print for a life size Bald Eagle. The print layed around the shop for the next 10 years, I’ed look at it and think about how much work it would be. Finally a few years ago I decided to do it. The carving took about 3 months, the wood burned feathers took about 3 years. I could only stand to burn feathers for 1 or 2 hours at a time. All in all I don’t think it’s to bad. The bird has thousands of feathers. It is carved from laminated bass wood, there are all thread rod running through the legs into the body for stability. All the primary feathers were burned and added separately into a narrow groove on the trailing edge of the wing. The rock base is also carved basswood.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com





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john

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#1 posted 3003 days ago

One of them birds would look great on the top of one of my Extreme birdhouses that is beautiful work. i always loved eagles. very nice detail. john

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2696 days ago

Wow Bob! That is some bird!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2696 days ago

Beautiful bird, burning all of them feathers, that takes some real patience.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dollarbill

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#4 posted 2696 days ago

WOW, that is some bird.

What do you feed it? Isn’t it illeagel to own one? But I guess it is not illeagel becuse that would mean it was a sick bird.

Bill

-- Make Dust

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WayneC

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#5 posted 2696 days ago

I’m in awe. I would never have the patience to complete something as big and wonderful as this.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2696 days ago

oh my….. 3 years. I can believe that. Look at all that detail in those wings.
Amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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woodspar

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#7 posted 2640 days ago

If that eagle was on top of the extreme birdhouse I think that it would be a vacant birdhouse!

-- John

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2639 days ago

Quite the labor of love! 3 years! Very detailed work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2639 days ago

it is definitely an amazing piece of art

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 2639 days ago

This belongs in a museum! Great job carving Bob.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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GaryK

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#11 posted 2421 days ago

Great carving and painting job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Chris

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#12 posted 2413 days ago

Just amazing!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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rikkor

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#13 posted 2413 days ago

Man, that is beyond nice. Well done!

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tido

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#14 posted 1725 days ago

well done, congrats

-- Ron Sanchez

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 1725 days ago

I have never been that close to a bald eagle.I think this is beautiful work you deserve a round of applause well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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