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About 15 years ago at a wood carving show I came accross a booth that was selling what amounted to blueprints for various animals and birds. Well I bought a print for a life size Bald Eagle. The print layed around the shop for the next 10 years, I'ed look at it and think about how much work it would be. Finally a few years ago I decided to do it. The carving took about 3 months, the wood burned feathers took about 3 years. I could only stand to burn feathers for 1 or 2 hours at a time. All in all I don't think it's to bad. The bird has thousands of feathers. It is carved from laminated bass wood, there are all thread rod running through the legs into the body for stability. All the primary feathers were burned and added separately into a narrow groove on the trailing edge of the wing. The rock base is also carved basswood.

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One of them birds would look great on the top of one of my Extreme birdhouses
that is beautiful work. i always loved eagles. very nice detail.
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Beautiful bird, burning all of them feathers, that takes some real patience.
 

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WOW, that is some bird.

What do you feed it? Isn't it illeagel to own one? But I guess it is not illeagel becuse that would mean it was a sick bird.

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I'm in awe. I would never have the patience to complete something as big and wonderful as this.
 

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oh my….. 3 years. I can believe that. Look at all that detail in those wings.
Amazing.
 

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If that eagle was on top of the extreme birdhouse I think that it would be a vacant birdhouse!
 

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Quite the labor of love! 3 years! Very detailed work.
 

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it is definitely an amazing piece of art
 

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This belongs in a museum! Great job carving Bob.
 

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Great carving and painting job!
 

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Just amazing!
 

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I have never been that close to a bald eagle.I think this is beautiful work you deserve a round of applause well done.Alistair
 

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That is an extremely beautiful and fascinating piece of work you have created there. I applaud you for the dedication and skill toward creating it.

My father loves collecting Bald Eagle collectibles. I think he would really enjoy something such as this piece here.

Might be worth a trip out of Columbus sometime to check it out. :)

Good job!
 

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That is truly a fine piece of work! Beautiful job!!
 

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This is an awesome carving of our great majestic Eagle. Very nice job. I've had a block of basswood that a friend gave me over 10 years ago, and it is still in my shop. (I've always wanted to do an Eagle head out of it) After seeing this carving, I realize I need to get that block out, and git carving. You've inspired me. When I git round to it, I'll post the progress
 
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