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Project by Bearpie posted 449 days ago 1336 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since taking a wood burning class a couple months ago, I have been doing some work on various pieces. I have no interest in starting simple projects so I do what catches my eye. This eagle by Sue Walters is the latest I have done. I really like pyrography, I find it very engrossing. If I had tried this 10 years ago, I would not have been interested in it at all. I think being retired and under no pressure to get things done quickly has something to do with my liking it now. This hobby is not for someone who wants instant gratification or something that shows progress quickly. I would like to try faces but haven’t found a pattern I am drawn to. I cannot draw better than a kindergartner so I have to use patterns.

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 449 days ago

Nice burning, must have topped the class. Search the net on google on “how to draw a face” or anything else, easy to follow steps.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 448 days ago

That looks wonderful! That is also something I would like to do in the future. Your work is amazing! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 448 days ago

Nice shading and sharp edges.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 448 days ago

wow you do great work.Thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 448 days ago

Erwin, All Your work looks great! The Eagle is amazing!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 448 days ago

Great job with the detail and shading!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 448 days ago

Great detail….nice piece of artwork all round….well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 448 days ago

The eagle is awesome! Great work! Some try and try and never pick up the skill level you have already achieved in such a short time. Very impressive! I hear you about “no interest in small projects.” I was never very good at the “practice” stuff either. It is so cool to see you have the talent to read about it, go to a class, and with determination put out such beautiful work! Very inspiring! Keep it up!!!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 448 days ago

These are all nice pieces. Congratulations, Erwin.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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jaykaypur

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#10 posted 448 days ago

Very nice work and the detail is spot-on. These stand all by themselves as works of art and craftsmanship but ….....I think they would also look great as box lids/tops. Nice job…..real nice.

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

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 448 days ago

Very nice! I wish I had your talent.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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stefang

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#12 posted 448 days ago

Very nice work Erwin. You learn your lessons well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Celticscroller

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#13 posted 448 days ago

Beautiful work Erwin. You certainly have nailed the detail and the shading techniques.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 448 days ago

I’ve done quite a bit of pyrography, but I do it on leather….Never tried it on wood…..I also do leather carving, pictorial carving, and leather musical straps…...I like leather burning….May have to give it a whip on wood sometimes…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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woodkandy

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#15 posted 448 days ago

Incredible! Love the talent that shows in the work!

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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