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Hummingbird for Mom on Mothers day

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Project by woodworker59 posted 05-16-2013 11:00 PM 845 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Never really tried 3 dimensional carving before, or sculpting as this is what it felt like.. but here is my Hummy for Mom… its carved from Hondo Mahogany.. I put a silk flower in a piece of tiger maple, then gave it a thin coat of blue, which with the stripes looks like water.. then added the hummy on a wire over the flower.. will try to get some better shots of it up soon, having trouble with my photo editing software.. thanks for looking.. Papa
here is another shot of the hummy showing the tail and the flower.. my software is giving me fits… I guess I need to invest in some new photo editing software… always something.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com





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Don W

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 11:28 PM

Hey, that looks great. Nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 12:11 AM

Nice 3D carving. Man, you are creative. Hope this was received with great excitement.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 12:47 AM

what a great job, i really like it, and yep papa you nailed this one…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 01:35 AM

Wow, that is really nice. I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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woodworker59

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 01:53 AM

Thanks to all, was a step out of the norm for me, have always wanted to try something like this, just seemed like the right time and the right thing.. not to hard…the way I like new things.. on the easy side.. thanks again.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 02:20 AM

Way to go, Papa! I’m just working on the handles for my carving tools. Blogging it later.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 02:21 AM

By the way, GIMP is open source, free, and works better than Photoshop in most cases.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Jeff

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 03:08 AM

Great Bird. I’ve posted a few projets and deided I’m not a photographer….......

-- Muskoka Jeff

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 01:31 PM

Thats a really creative, out of the box piece Papa. It came out wonderful man. Impressed as always.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 05-19-2013 09:32 AM

Nice detail awesome job.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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