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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 03-29-2007 06:33 PM 1625 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking through my image files today, & found this one.

As you can see this was carved in 1982. This was my first attempt at carving a Duck in flight.
If you look at it closely, you’ll see an error I made, & didn’t discover it until I was halfway done. Rather than tossing it, I finished it anyway.

I couldn’t see all that work go to waste.

The error was the overlap of the wing feathers. They’re the wrong way, this poor Duck could never fly.

You can compare the carving to the pattern picture that the overlap is incorrect.

The carving looks good as long as you don’t get too picky. Or as they say, it looks good from the road.

The material is Cypress barn board, with no finish. the size: 8” x 14 1/2”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-29-2007 06:40 PM

Now how can you be sure he couldn’t fly? :-) My dad is a decoy carver. I think I’ll send him this without the story and see if he spots it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 03-29-2007 06:42 PM

Hey Dick it sure looks like a gold duck to me. I should ship my golden egg i made and glue that just below the picture. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 06:46 PM

good idea Charlie!!

Glad you didn’t toss it out. Isn’t it amazing how good you were at this – at your first attempt at it.

Mike—heheeh that’s a good idea!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Chip

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 08:04 PM

That is a beautiful carving Dick. Glad you didn’t toss it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Diane

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#5 posted 03-30-2007 12:43 AM

I see no error, I’m an artist and I don’t see it so I bet few people will either. It looks pretty good to me.

Diane

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scottb

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#6 posted 03-30-2007 01:50 PM

Error? Short of digging out a book on birds, I’ll have to take your word for it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-30-2007 03:58 PM

I just added the picture I used as the Pattern, for comparison.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 03-30-2007 04:00 PM

oh yes… BIG mistake.. oh yes…
I still wouldn’t have noticed it unless you had pointed it out and even then I am still thinking “so??”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 03-30-2007 04:14 PM

If it looks like a Duck, I guess that’s the main thing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 03-30-2007 05:06 PM

it looks like a GREAT duck!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 03-30-2007 08:17 PM

I just added another view.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-30-2007 09:07 PM

sure looks like the painting!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Jeff

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#13 posted 03-31-2007 12:03 AM

Very nice, Dick. Overlap smoverlap.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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