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Project by markswoodcraft posted 08-12-2012 12:44 AM 1134 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a great horned owl,
this was my 3rd attempt at this carving,
the first time the ear came off, the second time the tail chipped off.
I also discovered that I suck at wood burning, if you notice the eyes
finished dimension is about 6×6
Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 08-12-2012 01:22 AM

Mark,there is nothing easy about carving or wood burning. You did a fine piece and most of all you have persistance to improve. That’s one thing we all can do. Mark great piece and keep on creating. Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 02:08 AM

This is a great carving. I’m still learning too. Looking forward to seeing more of your carvings.

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 03:41 AM

Great carving! Wood burning is pretty hard to do well. Especially on hard wood.

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 09:15 AM

I think you did a great job on this

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 04:50 AM

I think he looks pretty nice. A challenging project! I can’t really tell how his beak/bill came out. You could always carve one separately and glue it in (maybe use a steel rod connector?). Wood burning a little around his mask might make his “mask” stand out more and complement his eyes. Keep it up and have fun! I think I would put the moon in behind him (upper left)—just an idea. Everyone’s got ideas… : ) You could always just carve a crescent and set it on top and see what you think!

Bill Whig

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