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Bellamy Eagle Carving

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Project by woodmandb posted 12-25-2012 06:06 PM 1023 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at carving a Bellamy style eagle. The eagle head and body are carved separately out of 1-1/2” Basswood, the banner is plywood, and the pole is square stock Poplar. Thankfully, I was able to finish it in time to give to my wife for Christmas.





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#1 posted 12-25-2012 06:08 PM

Really nice job.

Lee

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 06:09 PM

Very nice
Merry Christmas

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:40 PM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 07:17 PM

Cool job

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 07:41 PM

Very nice job! How large is it and did you had paint the lettering?

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 04:04 AM

Thank you, everyone!

Northwest29, it’s 25” from tip to tip, and about 7-1/2” from the top of the banner to the bottom of the eagle. I carved the letters, then painted them…ouch! Painting inside them was the easy part because I painted that first. Painting the green around them was much more tedious and is where the “ouch” comes in. Ha-ha. My mentor’s hands are much steadier than mine, so he did the gold trim. In fact, it is the first carving I’ve painted so he worked with me in a marathon session that lasted until midnight getting it painted and antiqued so it would be done in time. He’s an awesome guy!

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