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KOOKABURRA CARVINGS

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Project by Bob Collins posted 05-17-2019 11:56 AM 681 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request to try carving a pair of Kookaburras (native Australian bird) and putting up with pain from Arthritis in the wrist this is the result. I used the soft wood JELUTONG, shaping on the bandsaw and carved with the faithful Dremel plus a bit of hand carving for the fiddly bits. The paint work on the smaller bird needs a bit of work, i.e. the bill is a bit dark and needs a few dabs of white but otherwise that is the finished product.

The purchaser has watched the progress and is real happy and should part with a reasonable cheque on Sunday.

I should stick to turning and selling pens at the Market but can’t resist a request when asked.

Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.





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crowie

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 12:06 PM

Top job on those laughin jackasses Bob

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 01:57 PM

Great job!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Mark

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 02:06 PM

Very cool project Bob. You’ve created a piece of art to be proud of. Pens are all well and good, but is good to step up to the plate when called upon to a challenge. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 05-17-2019 03:45 PM

Nice carvings, Bob. I can see them now up in the in the old gum tree!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 03:50 PM

Well done Bob. I get a chuckle looking at them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-17-2019 04:06 PM

That’s first class work!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 04:22 PM

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#8 posted 05-17-2019 07:53 PM

Nicely done!

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#9 posted 05-17-2019 09:39 PM

Great carving job. The color is fine.

-- James E McIntyre

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Mark

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#10 posted 05-17-2019 11:41 PM

PS. Congrats on catching the Top 3. Told ya it was well done.

-- Mark

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htl

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#11 posted 05-18-2019 04:40 AM

Beautiful work!!!

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#12 posted 05-18-2019 06:14 AM

You will have to thank Crowie for this reply, it was his post that prompted me add this.
Goes on for a bit but I think you get my drift.
Our O/S members may appreciate it as well.

Good job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqdRQxgtZtI

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 05-18-2019 06:17 AM

Junk

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 05-18-2019 07:21 AM

Thanks for the comments. Thanks Rob I was trying to find something for other to hear the laughter.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 05-18-2019 02:59 PM

Cute birds…very realistic carving!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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