Fence Post Duck

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Project by Canexican posted 12-24-2015 08:12 PM 4084 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I organize a gift exchange at work every year with the criteria that all gifts need to be handmade. This duck was my offering, I was inspired to create him by artist Tim Bergren. I saw his beautiful work at a KOA by Mount Rushmore last summer on our family vacation.
I went material hunting on my in-laws ranch. This cedar fence post was well over 175 years old and the color and aroma were amazing. I only used a band saw, pneumatic angle die grinder and a lot of hand sanding. The finish is multiple coats of gloss lacquer.
I do not consider myself a wood carver, but I am intrigued with this art form and will continue to work on my skills in this media. My job position has changed many times over the past 4 years, and I feel that this would be a great way to deal with work related stress. The only thing on my New Year Resolution list this year is to get back to woodworking.

I wish everyone a Blessed Holiday Season and only the Very Best in the New Year.


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#1 posted 12-24-2015 08:41 PM

”I do not consider myself a wood carver”

Funny, but this project proves you wrong in that statement !

Beautiful piece !

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 10:34 PM

That is very nice no matter what you call it. I would be happy to have a piece like it in my house. Keep on working and posting…Will look forward to your next project.

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 01:38 AM

awesome! great choice of wood

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#5 posted 12-25-2015 04:27 AM

Very clever and well executed.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 05:15 AM

I was just staring at a old cedar post yesterday wondering what I should do with it ! Now I know, mine won’t be as nice but Thanks for the idea! Favorited

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 09:31 AM

Very nicely done—looks great!

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#8 posted 12-25-2015 11:38 AM

Nice job

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#9 posted 12-25-2015 05:15 PM

very nice

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#10 posted 12-25-2015 05:29 PM

Yep, looks like wood carving to me. People just keep coming up with great ideas for these old posts. Neat ideas.

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#11 posted 12-25-2015 09:03 PM

Very very nice job!

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