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My Sweety always keeps a journal, so I surprised her one birthday by making a journal with wooden cover. Just a plain old wooden cover wasn't quite enough. I carved a Hummingbird on it, because that's another thing she does, she feeds the Hummers.

When I had the Railroad ties resawed, there was one strip about 1/4" thick, but it didn't go to waste. I glued the wood, front, & back to a spiral tablet. You may notice that cover ended up with a slight bow. I should have applied a sealer to the wood first.

Oh well, live, & learn. Somebody else might not make the same mistake by reading this.

By the way it has a Tung Oil finish.

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beautiful Dick, the carving is gorgous.
 

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Dick this is lovely. My Barbara also loves to feed the birds. Here's one of a pair that visits us regularly. It's a Rainbow Laurakeet.

 

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and the Universe provides!! Thank you.
My current project is a book cover of sorts.
Seal then glue. Got it.

Your wife must love pulling this out for her writing. The carving is amazing and the thought being the gift is beautiful.

Don, that's quite the bird!!
 

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Yes, they are beautiful and the coloring in the picture is very realistic. Unfortunately, one of the crazy things about Australian birds is that the more beautiful they are, the worse they sound. This bird make the most raucous noise you can imagine.

The one below, I would call an ugly bird, but sings a song that has to be heard, which I do every morning about 5:30am - but I don't mind, the song is hauntingly wonderful and never the same.

 

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Thanks Don, Deb.
Not only the wood, the birds down under are something else!
 

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Don, My wife wants to know the name of Ugly bird. she wanted to look it up.
She also thought it was pretty.
 

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Sorry, Dick, I should have mention that. It's an Australian Magpie. It is also known as the Flute Bird due to it's musical song, which it often signs in duet with another bird.
 
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