The ducks and Birds are staying this winter

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 09-16-2017 09:41 PM 2198 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been playing with some birds recently. Wood ranges from apple, curly maple, ebony, walnut, Holly, Olive wood, bocote, and there’s even a cherry bed post donor in there. If I were a craft sale person, do you think these would sell? The literally take just a few minutes. Well maybe a little more than that, if you count the sanding flat the bottom, then sanding a touch where the head and body meet on both pieces, and drilling a 1/4” hole and doweling them together with superglue.

These were all made in the past 6 months.

Enjoy and I’d like to see others post some of their own if they feel so inclined.



-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 09-16-2017 10:26 PM

Very cool- I think they would sell. Is the body of the one in the first picture olivewood? I’m really glad to hear of other people using this amazing wood! Looks great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 09-16-2017 10:39 PM

Ironically it’s the beak that’s Olivewood. The body is curly maple.

I’d cut down 6 Olive trees when I lived in Wildomar, CA years ago to keep them from dropping their olives everywhere. A huge mess. I had a few scraps left. Most of it was burned as firewood….before I became a woodworker and realized what a faux pas I’d done burning some of the most expensive wood around. oops.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 09-16-2017 11:26 PM

I think they are terrific. I like minimalist designs on many things.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 09-17-2017 02:19 AM

Well done. I definitely think these would sell.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 09-17-2017 05:10 AM

I’m an avid waterfowler. I love your ducks for their simplicity of form. The main duck reminds me of a merganser.
They are truly delightful.

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#6 posted 09-17-2017 05:59 AM

beautiful! I think they would sell. go for it!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 09-17-2017 05:54 PM

This is a real nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 09-22-2017 01:12 AM

I like your birds , job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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