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11-27-2013 04:04 AM

I started this about 3 hours ago, I really don’t have any carving tools, never did anything like this before…

In the background are the tools I’ve used so far, except for some not too good exacto blades I’ll break out tomorrow, if I bother to sleep…

Even though its not anywhere near done, I have a question…

Without me saying what it will be, can anybody tell me what it looks like to you…

I’m hoping she’ll know when I give it to her.


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#1 posted 11-27-2013 04:07 AM

How about the beginning of a “Duck”?

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 04:42 AM

I’m actually not sure what a duck looks like…

And I should add that’s it isn’t related to Thanksgiving…

Her Birthday is Monday. months ago when I was visiting her she had something to do and I saw a bunch in her kitchen…

When I asked she said she collects them, and not a house full, just a few in the kitchen.

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 04:46 AM

Duck first came to mind and then a Dove.

I’d say she’s a keeper and looking forward to it in the Project
section.

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 05:05 AM

i first thought dove.

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 02:47 PM

I figured I’ll say…

Its supposed to start looking like a chicken…

I’m hoping it looks like one, or even close.

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 02:51 PM

Seagull.

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 03:18 PM

I thought maybe baby chicken. I can’t carve to save my life so please don’t think I’m criticizing it when I say it needs more beak.

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 04:52 PM

I worked on it another 1 1/2 hr, so here is another pic as I go along…

Maybe it is a baby chicken, good thought Joe…

I’m thinking the bit of flatness on the head make it look more chickeny…

I’m not sure you can call this carving considering I’ve been using whatever I think will do the job.

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 05:42 PM

How about a quail? They have shorter beak.

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#10 posted 11-27-2013 05:45 PM

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 05:45 PM

It looks exactly like a wood pigeon to me just spot on well done .I wonder if I can suggest you might find using an angle grinder with a flap disc possibly on larger projects though it is easy after a short trial I found it so anyway. Alistair

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 05:56 PM

Maybe its an extinct species of rabid chickens just recently discovered on a cave painting…lol

Thanks SCOTSMAN,

I may never do something like this again, I just had to do it for her Birthday.

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#13 posted 11-27-2013 08:33 PM

I’d go with a dove, just bring the beak back a little. If it breaks off glue if back on. At the point you’re at now, I would use a smaller knife, like maybe a very sharp pocket knife.
regards Ed

BTW
To carve a dove, just take all the wood away that doesn’t look like a dove. :-)

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#14 posted 11-30-2013 01:47 AM

I thought chickens were shaped like McNuggets.

BJ

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#15 posted 11-30-2013 02:36 AM

Do your best, bud. My vote is for dove. If the love is for real, she’ll take it as it comes. If not, it’ll be “What the heck is this?!?” You’ll know where to go from there.

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