Old-School Cardinal Carving

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 02-06-2007 04:39 PM 4405 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seeing Dick’s Viking reminded of a project I did this past Fall. I carved the old Cardinal logo for the St. Louis Cardinals, a professional baseball team. This bird was carved in stone in the old stadium. With the demolition of the old stadium, the Cardinal stone was moved and given a new home at the new stadium.

The wood is walnut, with the bat painted with gold leaf paint. The size is approximately 10”x10” (not sure what that is in metric for the boys downunder). The second photo is the actual carved stone on the new stadium.

Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 02-06-2007 04:52 PM

that is wonderful – and a piece of history as well.

Great detail and the gold bat is bonus.

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

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#2 posted 02-06-2007 06:40 PM

I like it Mark, I thought you said once, you wished that you could carve. You sure learned how in record time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 02-07-2007 12:10 AM

Marc, that is a very nice piece. My nephew is a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. I’d love to be able to do something similar for him.

Oh, 10” x 10” = 254mm x 254mm

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#4 posted 02-07-2007 03:18 PM

Good looking bird Mark, course what don’t you do that does’nt look good. I have got to get out my carving tools and jump in and get my feet wet. Whats the worst I can do 20-30 stiches. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

#5 posted 04-14-2012 01:15 PM

I like your carving,Marc.


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