Owl relief carving in Cypress.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 11-09-2007 06:27 PM 11537 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been on LJ’s for quite awhile. When I transferred my images from my old PC, I had an over abundance of duplicate images. (Thousands)

Looking through my files, this Owl was missing, so I took some new pictures of it. It’s funny that I’d never posted this carving, I thought I did.

This is one of my first carvings, & I never dated it, but it was done in the late 70’s, or early 80’s.

A lesson learned, always sign, & date your work, because using your memory isn’t good enough.

The pattern was in an early issue of Wood magazine , but they don’t seem to have an index going back that far. Maybe someone can find it, I couldn’t. It was a very good relief carving lesson

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 11-09-2007 06:33 PM

That’s a fine carving, Dick!

I was beginning to wonder if you’d fallen off the planet. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 06:34 PM

Thanks for sharing this, Dick. BTW good to see you around the boards. I missed seeing you for a coupla weeks. Say hello to Barb.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 06:44 PM

Good looking owl!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 06:52 PM

Dick, Great work on this carving! Owls are amazing birds, and this is a fine reproduction of one. Thanks for showing us this.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 06:53 PM

Whooo – weee! That is a nice looking carving. I like the contrasting colors, very nice.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 07:01 PM

I love it ! has great appeal.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 11-09-2007 07:27 PM

Thanks everyone, I’m still hanging in there tooth, & nail. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning my iMac.

Fixing my messed up image files.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 11-09-2007 11:48 PM

Welcome back! I’m glad to see your wonderful carvings again.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-10-2007 01:07 AM

Hi Dick;

Great looking work! NIcely done.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 11-10-2007 03:31 AM

Great carving Dick. Glad you are still among the users of this fine site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 11-10-2007 04:46 AM

Very nice, so detailed.


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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 11-10-2007 06:23 AM

Thanks for sharing a project from the early years.

I think you will like the iMac. I really like my MacBook but would like a bigger screen.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 11-10-2007 07:34 AM

The contrast of the owl in relief and the old grey board is really nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 11-10-2007 01:40 PM

Glad to see your back with us Dick, and as always it’s a pleasure seeing your beautiful work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 11-10-2007 03:14 PM

That good looking owl. Date everything, great recommendation and if you have duplicate pics they should always be on another hard drive not attacked to your computer in case of catastrophic failure.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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