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    Just Steampunk! Vol. 1, 2011

    Just Steampunk! Volume 1 2011

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 2, 2012

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 4, 2014

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  • Just Mixed Media Volume 1, 2016

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  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 8 2016

  • Just Mixed Media Vol. 2 2017

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 9 2017

Birds of a feather…

 

This is what I was doing in the early 80’s, carving realistic song birds…oh, and the mouse slipped in there!  These are a few of my carvings that I made while studying under the tutelage of Russ Coburn.  The birds all started from a block of basswood…the basic form was sawed out with a band saw, then all the detail was hand carved and museum quality glass eyes add to the realism. The feather details are burned in with a hot iron knife, then the birds are hand painted.  I only slipped once with the razor-sharp knives I used and wound up with a few stitches to my thumb…ouch.  After a few years of carving, I moved on to making custom bird houses.  I will post a few pictures of them in the near future.