Decorative duck

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Project by Jim55 posted 10-13-2012 12:20 PM 720 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know if you all will actually call this “wood working” but, it is made entirely of wood. (Well, the little black tail feathers curling up are flattened metal). I know it isn’t really a choice wood for such but this was cut out of a chunk of 4×4. It was handy and the right size. I made this as a present for my wife who loves ducks. This was my first ever. I had never carved a duck or bird of any kind (and precious little else for that matter) when I made this. I painted it with acrylic artist paint and sprayed it over with satin polyurethane.
I think I did pretty well. I hope you all do too. Anyway, my wife likes it.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 12:28 PM

Top priority, “my wife likes it”. Next, of course it fits as a project. It’s made of wood. Carving looks pretty good. I carve spoons . Gotta have imagination to do it right. Well done sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 03:29 PM

This project really quacks me up !
Great job on the carving and painting..I recognized it as being a duck immediately : )

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

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 06:35 PM

pretty good first!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 08:40 PM

One thing you’ll notice. My duck is narrower along the beam than your average cute, round duck. But we spent quite a bit of time feeding ducks at a park pond when we lived in town for a while and I studied the little critters closely. Flat and round they ain’t. Built more like a viking longship they were- at least that’s so for the mallards.

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