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Forum topic by NSBruce posted 03-05-2016 11:37 PM 562 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NSBruce

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03-05-2016 11:37 PM

Hi All

I just completed carving a Northern Red Cardinal ( male) from basswood, painted with acrylics, sealed with matte finish water based varnish. The base is a piece of a Weeping Mulberry tree. I am not a bird carver I prefer to carve caricatures.
Bruce

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#1 posted 03-06-2016 12:12 AM

Have only seen photos of the Red Cardinal but your carving looks great. The base if very effective, the legs look realistic hope you didn’t cut them of a live bird. Joking. Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 01:30 AM

Hi Bob

Thanks for the compliment, t cant take credit for carving the legs, they were factory job,the feet are flexible so you can position the claws to look more realistic. I am glad this project is over and I can get back to making Christmas ornaments, I am going to selling some in a new locations in June – September have to get some inventory built up before the end of May

Bruce

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#3 posted 03-06-2016 02:30 AM

Looks great, Bruce!

Claude

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#4 posted 03-06-2016 03:18 PM

Thanks Claude

This my last bird carving I am doing with this much detail, I find it too stressful, I can really relax carving Santa’s and such, find it lots of fun
Bruce

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 04:08 PM

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 09:55 PM

Thanks Claude

I am about to post some pics of our progress on our club project, a carved quilt

-- NSBruce

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