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Project by Jeff posted 10-19-2012 01:18 AM 1034 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up this one today. Love carving the teak and I’m exploring the availability of hardwood shingles for wings.
I’ve been using cedar for the wings but want to explore hardwoods. (might be easier to bend)
I’m still using scraps of reclaimed lumber laying around the shop for these projects.
Some local artisans have seen my works and have suggested a few studios and local shops in the area to put these carvings into.
I’ve so run out of room in the house.

-- Muskoka Jeff





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 01:33 AM

Jeff this is incredibly cool, love the wings and the shimmer on the timber…great work thanks for posting…BC

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 01:35 AM

These are awesome. I think on display for sale is a wise choice. Should do well.

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

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#3 posted 10-19-2012 01:37 AM

Nice rhythm and flowing lines Jeff! It is always fun to experiment with different grain and texture elements. Keep on creating!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#4 posted 10-19-2012 01:38 AM

They are wonderful!

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deon

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 06:40 AM

Realy cool birds

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 10-19-2012 12:45 PM

If you are looking to sell a few I would certainly be interested.

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#7 posted 10-19-2012 12:47 PM

Wonderful looking art and shows your skills well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Jim55

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#8 posted 10-20-2012 03:16 AM

Very graceful. Nice blending of grain with form. Put them out there. Those are a lot nicer than a lot of such things I’ve seen for sale. Good luck!

It was once suggested to me since I sold a couple things that it is important to sign your work, maybe develop some little ‘chop,’ a stamp or symbol that’s all yours.

Again, good luck! (Looks like you’ve got the skill.)

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