Laughing Kookaburra

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Project by TJ65 posted 08-01-2021 09:03 AM 612 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Kookaburra is Australia’s largest kingfisher, it has a laughing call and in our area predicts a weather change in 6-10 days time.
We actually noted when the birds were calling for 6 months. They were correct every time !

This piece has all been carved from one block of Meranti timber. It measures approximately 155mm tall including the base.
It’s the first bird that I have carved that I decided to carve the perch. I had previously tried to find a suitable branch from the paddock. But getting one to suit this type of bird is a little difficult as it is off balance, so I decided to carve the the perch as well.
I also decided to carve the wing feathers better than on previous birds as I have had some practice and getting to know now what to do.
I used the pyrography tool to burn away some debris and burn some feather details.

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 08-01-2021 09:32 AM

One word Thresea


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

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#2 posted 08-01-2021 09:54 AM

Wow !!! with a lot of tools, a lot of practice and and lot of wood, you’re doing guess what ? A lot better every time. Bravo ,

-- andrek

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#3 posted 08-01-2021 11:57 AM

Ah did a Kookaburra . Nice work on him, Teresa !!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 08-01-2021 12:57 PM

Beautiful. A work of Art.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 08-01-2021 01:47 PM

Great job. I love it!


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#6 posted 08-01-2021 01:57 PM

Nice work, never seen one of those birds.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 08-01-2021 03:31 PM

That is a fine carving!

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

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#8 posted 08-01-2021 05:23 PM

nice work.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-01-2021 06:22 PM

Cute little bird!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-01-2021 07:04 PM

Very nicely done, and each time you post something better. Great job on the one piece carving, the feathers look like they could spread the wings an fly away.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 08-01-2021 11:50 PM

Excellent bird.

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#13 posted 08-02-2021 01:12 AM

Outstanding carving and finish.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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#14 posted 08-02-2021 02:17 AM

Very nice! Thanks for including the early stage pictures.

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#15 posted 08-02-2021 03:33 AM

Beautiful job TJ65... but the duck is the lasgest king and fisher... at least in Churchill (Australia).

Do you by any chance use a Foredom/Dremel or you a pure carver?

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

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