6 1/2 ft eagle and fish totem with swivel head

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-14-2012 06:28 PM 1509 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

carved from port orford cedar . has head that swivels and gives the feeling that the eagle is in a tree surveying the suroundings. The eagle and the fish have abalone shell eyes and the fish has abalone shell inlays down its side. The swivel head really added the illusion of life.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 06:47 PM

Very, very nice. Love your work.

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

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 07:33 PM

steve that is a beauty for sure, i love the whole piece, i dont think ive seen an eagle like this, its quite ingenious , from the trout on up, i would love this in my yard.great work…yep…grizz

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 07:44 PM

Speaks of power and majesty !!!


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#4 posted 11-14-2012 10:04 PM

Wow! is right, Beautiful Work!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 10:25 PM

You definitely let the artist out on this one.

A beautiful piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 11:16 PM

I think the word, WOW, would do but awesome work of art!

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#7 posted 11-15-2012 12:29 AM

Very cool totem!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 11-15-2012 04:53 AM

So majestic. Awesome

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 11-15-2012 06:12 AM

Very impressive work, Steve!

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#10 posted 11-15-2012 11:39 AM

Nice totem, does it have family ties?

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#11 posted 11-15-2012 04:20 PM

Very powerful! Will it sit outside?

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#12 posted 11-15-2012 08:37 PM

Wow Steve, that’s a fair sized chunk of timber, great carving as usual, bet this wil sell for a pretty dollar, well done indeed

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 11-16-2012 06:35 AM

Wild bird. Nicely done…...................

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 03:37 AM

Looks like you had fun on this one Steve! Break out the scaffold and crane, must weigh allot!!!!!!!!! Nice carving, allot of work here!!!!

-- 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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