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Project by dlcarver posted 2316 days ago 1486 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of basswood, this bird depicts a scene that most hunters encounter sometime in their hunting experiences. I decided early on when creating this piece that I would only make a Limited Edition of 27. I am now working on Number 23 of 27. He measures life-size about 7” long tip of tail to tip of beak. Painted with acrylics then finished with several coats of satin varnish…. he has glass eyes.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#1 posted 2316 days ago

I really admire your attention to detail. Another nice piece!

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 2316 days ago

Hi Dave,

This is another nice carving. The details are simply stunning. I cannot imagine the patience it would take to color in the details as you have.

Out of curiosity do you number and sign each one of your carvings?

Nicely done.

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

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#3 posted 2316 days ago

A beautiful bird carving, you’re a very skillful painter.

Woodcocks dive through the air at real high speeds, & make a funny sound.

Some people actually hunt this bird, it must take an awful lot of them to make a meal.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 2316 days ago

Hi Dave

Exquisite detail! Beautiful job as always. Thank for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 2316 days ago

beautiful piece. you have very steady hands.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 2315 days ago

Hi David;

Another work of art coming from you!

You must spend a lot of time on these.

Very nice.


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#7 posted 2302 days ago

I,m kind of a bird lover myself and these are very beautiful looking works of art . Nice job !!!!

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#8 posted 881 days ago

Beautiful Work!!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#9 posted 881 days ago


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