Eagle with fish

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Project by EGA posted 12-21-2007 10:42 PM 2317 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some pyrography on birch. Added some more photos showing detail put into this piece. Semper Fi


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 12:05 AM

Looks good, but it would be nice to see it larger.
You don’t have to use an uploader for projects pictures, Lumberjocks does it automatically. Just click upload, & browse your picture 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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#2 posted 12-22-2007 12:25 AM

Very impressive.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 12:39 AM

Very nice….I just started doing some myself.

I’m interested in how you are making your tips. I borrowed a burnmaster from a friend, I have a fixed temp and would like to continue but I can’t believe how expensive the machine and tips are. An inexpensive solution would be nice.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 12:45 AM

Good work. I use a single temp Weller Iron and am curious about making tips for it as well!

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 11:24 AM

Great looking project. I can’t wait until you get the pictures figured out :-)) Just kidding, it will come eventually.

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

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#6 posted 12-22-2007 12:17 PM

cajunpen,ya have a saying just about like mine. “do it good enough to suit yourself, all depends how high your standards are.” I always thought about a project like it is never finished, you just have to stop somewhere.
Treebones, looked your site over——envious! How do you find all the time to do that good woodworking?

As far as making my tips. Trade secret?? yes!!!!! Always said that I wouldn’t tell, but I told nedra and hope she has forgotten. A thing forgotten and out of my mind. You only have to figure which I’m talking about.

I had two years to experiment, laying on my belly hanging off the end of the bed, should have made the word plural. Got my son to take one of the little brass burning tips that comes with the burning iron to the hardware store and find some of the little stainless steel bolts/etc that would screw into the thing. With plenty of time to spend, I started cutting and filing untill I got each tip as long, thin and bent to the degree of heat I wanted. All I can say now is ’’ Try it you won’t like it’’ for stainless disipates heat so fast, even the temperature of the area you are working in effects it. Then “Try it and if ya like the results that you get”, then it is defietly worth it. Glad to help someone that I think is serious.

That is strickly my way of getting it good enough for me. Semper Fi!


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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 02:35 PM

Very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 10:41 PM

Just wondering if anyone tried the stainless??? What do you think, just curious. S/F


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#9 posted 01-07-2008 11:16 PM

Man, that’s a lot of work! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 01-09-2008 12:47 AM

Thanks Gary, you carry out your projects as any Texan should, GRREAAT!!! Semper Fi


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#11 posted 01-09-2008 12:48 AM

Very impressive. That’s a remarkable amount of detail.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 01-09-2008 12:59 PM

Well bless your pea picking heart Russel, you are always aroung putting an atta boy on everybody. Thanks!

Russel, I probably put as much time or more in a piece of pyro than most would put in to a bedroom suite. I enjoy it to the max and there’s no use getting in a hurry. I call it wood working rather than art. I even have my Dad’s and Uncle’s old soildering irons that I took apart and rearranged the thermostat to burn, heat or lightly scortch here and there. It dosent come easy Russel, for I don’t even figure myself an artist, it’s just a hobby to me. If I was doing it for the money, I wouldn’t be working on an eagle just for the enjoyment since last summer. Started a light house scene durning that time and still working on both of them a little here and there.

I just appreciate all of this group letting me hang around a little with ya. The computer has made the world a small place. Use to say that as a statement, now it is further than that. Semper Fi HMckinley


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#13 posted 04-08-2008 04:30 PM

Exquisite in every detail! Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 04-28-2008 06:33 PM

Thank your sir for the comment!


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#15 posted 10-02-2008 04:52 PM

You do Eagles proud. Fantastic work, this piece in particular. I also like to do eagles on different projects and you did this one as an individual,not just an everyday eagle, great job.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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