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Project by Phil32 posted 10-06-2018 02:32 AM 876 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stylized eagle is carved in the Pacific NW (First Nations) symbols of Alaskan (Nootka) Yellow Cedar with inset stones of green tigereye. Most of the shaping was done with a crooked knife, but the closeup shows me using a #2-20mm gouge on the wing tips.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 10-06-2018 09:32 AM

Gorgeous!

Intriguing!

Fantastic!

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

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#2 posted 10-06-2018 04:47 PM

Excellent, Phil! I hadn’t seen this one before!

Claude

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#3 posted 10-06-2018 06:42 PM

Looks good Phil. The Tigereye adds nice detail, and it must come alive when it catches a bit of sunlight.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 10-07-2018 07:19 AM

Interesting!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Phil32

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#5 posted 12-26-2019 07:42 PM

This is perhaps the only carving that I have repeated. After making one for my brother, I decided to make another for myself. It proved much less expensive to buy tiger-eye cabochons online than to have them made by a lapidary hobbyist.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 12-26-2019 09:25 PM

Very cool! I was trying to figure the stones out; I see Druid’s eyes are better than mine. I like this a lot. I think that I will attempt one some time next year.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Phil32

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#7 posted 12-26-2019 09:49 PM



Very cool! I was trying to figure the stones out; I see Druid s eyes are better than mine. I like this a lot. I think that I will attempt one some time next year.

- Dark_Lightning


The original had abalone shell insets.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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Dark_Lightning

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#8 posted 12-27-2019 12:59 AM

Abalone would look cool, too. Good to know!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Phil32

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#9 posted 12-27-2019 05:37 PM

I originally set out to find abalone shell for the inserts, but switched to stones. The native craftsmen would likely have incorporated whatever was available to them.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 12-28-2019 02:04 AM

I’m thinking that that might be the case for me, too, when I consider that abalone is now a threatened species (I think).

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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