3 carved owls

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Project by TJ65 posted 05-27-2021 12:30 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three Hand carved owls. Carved from pine and making the feathers stand out a little more than I normally would do them. The customer didn’t want them painted but didn’t like the yellow of the pine when sealed. So I stained the wings and gave a light cream wash over the front of the body. A grey wash was done for the feet. Coated with a white wax for protection
I love how thier talons turned out, next time though I will make them splayed out a little. It was a early mistake taking too much timber off when using the bandsaw. But hey, you learn from your mistakes !
The owl measures approximately 12cm high cut out of a 7cm square length of timber.

3 carved owls

More photos etc. on my social pages.

-- Theresa,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-27-2021 12:33 AM

Beautiful carvings, Teresa!! I sure wish I had your talent for 3 D carving!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2021 12:35 AM

TJ, very nicely done, they look cute and realistic. Your skills are improving, great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 05-27-2021 12:39 AM

Theresa, Your carving and finishing artwork is gorgeous along with making the owls look so realistic, top marks!

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

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#4 posted 05-27-2021 02:06 AM

You’re doing a good job and I see you’re improving each posting I see from you. Keep it up, tomorrow you’ll be better as each day goes by. Good job Theresa. I might send you a private message to show you one of my secrets.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 05-27-2021 02:47 AM

those are just beautiful,i really enjoy your work.i wish i had the talent and patience to do it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 05-27-2021 06:19 AM

Hey Teresa, check your mail, I sent you some info. – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 05-27-2021 08:24 AM

Very nice work!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 05-27-2021 09:50 AM

Nicely done, making one is already a lot of work, making three is a demonstration of talent. Owls are beautiful birds and hard to do so,,, bravo.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 05-27-2021 12:45 PM

Wow, nice work!

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

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#10 posted 05-27-2021 03:40 PM

Great work!!

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

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#11 posted 05-27-2021 03:49 PM

W O W…. I want one!

-- Mark of Dixie Woodcraft

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#12 posted 05-27-2021 05:05 PM

Those really are nice. Your work just keeps getting better.

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#13 posted 05-27-2021 07:11 PM

beautiful work

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 05-27-2021 11:37 PM

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments.
I too think that I am improving. Just goes to show, if you practice enough you can improve on your mistakes.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 05-27-2021 11:40 PM

Well done! Those are beautiful carvings!



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