25 Whittled Birds

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This is my first posting. Roughly one year ago, I began whittling roosters from birch branches after getting the book “Whittling Twigs and Branches” from our local library. Since then, I’ve whittled more birds than I care to count, probably close to 300, using a simple utility knife. I mounted most of these birds either individually on a small branch base or a few together. This picture shows a variety of birds mounted on an 18” diameter base surrounded by a fence consisting of whittled fence posts and thin wooden rails. It’s now hanging on my office wall and is generating many comments. I have enjoyed looking at projects on this site for a few weeks now and hope that some of you will enjoy this – Thanks for looking!

-- John B.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 446 days ago

Now that looks like a lot of fun
they are all great wee creations in their own right
at first I thoght it was a clock though :( I need new glasses
Welcome to Lj’s and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 446 days ago

Birchbranch – welcome to LJ’s. I love your carvings. I do a bit of whittling myself from time to time and find it
very satisfying and relaxing. There is a lot to be said for a hobby that costs nothing.
Keep them coming.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 446 days ago

I like your farm. Time to try new critters??
Looks like the possibilities are endless since you have the talent…..............

-- mike...............

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 446 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

Shows incredible patience, eye strain and sore fingers :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 445 days ago

Great piece. So original and well done.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 445 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
These are cool little carvings and the whole collection really makes for a outstanding work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 445 days ago

Welcome to LJ. Those are great. Be careful with your browsing of all these projects, it gets addictive! : )

I got the same book from the library & have enjoyed carving a few for my wife as she collects chickens

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#8 posted 445 days ago

Those are really nice carvings. You must be very productive. Congratulations and welcome to LJs.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 445 days ago

Sweet work you did very nice that’s a lot of roosters….lot of work to look forward to seeing your next creation

-- Cosmicturner

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Scott Oldre

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#10 posted 445 days ago

amazing!!, you give them character. Would definitely like to see more.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#11 posted 443 days ago

I really enjoyed your wonderful little carvings. They are works of art and a great conversation piece.


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#12 posted 427 days ago

You just made the world a more beautiful place. Thank you.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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