Gold Finch

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Project by Tom posted 08-08-2012 01:22 AM 1193 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Basswood carving of a Gold Finch.It was carved and painted with the guidence of a Workbench Project by Victor Paroyan. I changed the habitat to maple leaves using copper wire, painted leaves cut from aluminum flashing and a slice of unidentified wood. I hope I was able to do the project justice. Thanks for looking and coments. Tom

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 01:53 AM

Nice looking carving…I love finches! I’d like to have an aviary full of those little peepers, but my wife hates ‘em for the mess they make. Maybe if I carved a bunch.

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 08:01 AM

Great carving!!!! I wish I had that Artistic talent in me…. Great post, Thx for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 11:47 AM

A very gr8 rendition of that little Finch. They are a really beautiful and bright bird. We have a million of em and watch them daily

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-08-2012 11:06 PM

Beautifully done. The carving and color are great.

I enjoy the creative means of making leaves and the base.

-- Jack Tao, Connecticut

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#5 posted 08-08-2012 11:19 PM

Great redo. Well done on the metal work.


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#6 posted 08-09-2012 01:05 AM

One of my favorite birds to watch : ) Nice carving !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 01:31 AM

I do love my finches of all varieties and this one looks ready to take flight. GREAT job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 06:25 AM

Very Nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 08-16-2012 01:02 PM

very real looking Gold Finch, Tom. I wonder how it would get along with my Cockatiels :-D

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 12:15 AM

Great work, Tom. You look a bit like Dad in your picture. He would be proud!

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