Carved Kookaburras

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Project by TJ65 posted 02-23-2021 03:58 AM 409 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bird to add to the ever growing number of carved birds.
I have been using the pyrography technique to add the feather and finer detail instead of carving. It really makes adding the finer details a lot easier, especially on timber that has resin or hard to carve areas.
One kookaburra

Two Kookaburras

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 04:04 AM

More beauties, Love them. You have a good sense of balance and naturalness to your pieces. Great forms…....

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

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#2 posted 02-23-2021 04:06 AM

I have no idea what a Kookaburra looks like. We don’t have them in Eastern Oregon. Your display is flat out amazing.

I got to tell you though, if that is what a Kookaburra looks like…They ain’t very pretty. Pretty much, basically homely.
Guess you have to love them for their song.

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#3 posted 02-23-2021 04:18 AM

I didn’t know what a Kookaburra looked like either, and had to agree with Bob, kinda homely looking, so I looked em up.

Amazing work, I think ya nailed it. Way better than I could have anyway. I am decidedly not a carver though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 02-23-2021 04:21 AM

Sweet, you are getting better and better.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 02-23-2021 08:49 AM

That is amazing, I love it.
Great job and VERY realistic.
Love Kookaburras.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 02-23-2021 10:31 AM

Bravo, next step,,, make them fly, very realistic, what kind of wood you took for those., I think that carving birds became an addiction , right ? keep on the good work.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 02-23-2021 11:32 AM

Great job !

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#8 posted 02-23-2021 12:28 PM

Good job thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 02-23-2021 01:26 PM

Beautiful job TJ... all that’s missing is the Joe Blake from it’s beak and you’d never pick the carved one.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 02-23-2021 01:32 PM

Your work just keeps getting better. Beautiful work.

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#11 posted 02-23-2021 03:13 PM

Looks fantastic….pure natur caught in a moment!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 02-24-2021 12:25 AM

You can now carve a hawk and keep the robins out of the strawberries!

Very realistic—fine work.

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

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#14 posted 02-24-2021 12:42 AM

Thank you so much for your lovely and humorous responses.
Yes I do believe with all the practice that I am doing, I am improving. Increasing my knowledge how to do things differently and better, with both the carving and painting.

The Kookaburras are part of the kingfisher family and not that pretty but many people like them.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 02-24-2021 01:17 AM

Great carvings, Theresa!! Is that a gum tree branch he is sitting on??

Cheers, Jim

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

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