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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.

4 Responses

  1. I still have your orginal wood carvings from years ago. beautiful. !!!

  2. They look really good with this background.

  3. These are amazing, Pat! 🙂

  4. Wow.. these are great. You have the eye for detail.

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