Eagle Head Sculpture (Power carving project)

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Project by WoodenWonders posted 01-10-2011 06:47 AM 6248 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an eagle head sculpture carved from a very wormy piece of butternut. The eyes are hand painted and sealed with clear fingernail polish. The pictures don’t capture the detail of the bird feathers. The feathering process involved incorporating the natural worm holes in the wood into the overall pattern. I am presently taking carving classes from Orlando Villarreal in Hudsonville, Michigan. He often places among the top carvers in national woodcarving competitions. Maybe someday I will be as good as Orlando… meanwhile this is my first attempt at bird carving.

-- Anne Curtis, Wooden Wonders, Grand Rapids MI,

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 06:55 AM

That is a great carving. thanks for sharing.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 06:59 AM

You are off to a running start!! That is awesome!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 09:43 AM

Not a bad “first attempt” !
well done

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 09:48 AM

That is art-carving.

Well done

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 11:22 AM

beautiful piece of art.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 02:26 PM

That is just plain beautiful work, never mind if it’s first or not. Watch out Orlando!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 02:54 PM

A wonderful first attempt! I could never achieve such fantastic results from phase one.. believe me! I can’t wait to see what you carve next!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 03:39 PM

Awesome carving

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 09:49 PM

Wow, that’s an fantastic piece.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 03:09 AM

That’s a great looking eagles head. Lots of character and good flow. Nice display too, it all looks good. Super…............

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

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 04:52 AM

looks similar to mine isn’t Orlando a wonderful teacher

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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