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    Got this little comfort bird carved out of butternut, and there was a split in the top of the head, so I sanded of the top of his head, and glued on some ebony. I guess it worked.

    Feels so good, Tom
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    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

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  • #2
    That is pretty cool Tom.
    Terry

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    • #3
      Thanks Terry, I probably could have used some butternut, but thought I would try this first.

      Tom
      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

      www.spokanecarvers.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom Ellis View Post
        Thanks Terry, I probably could have used some butternut, but thought I would try this first.

        Tom
        The ebony makes it pretty special. Great choice.
        Terry

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        • #5
          That was a great save Tom! It give the bird a tough rub spot .
          . . .JoeB
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Yeah Joe, My thumb will polish it right up. Thanks, Tom
            If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

            www.spokanecarvers.com

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            • #7
              Hi Tom, Great save, that definitely wil be rubbed. Merle

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              • #8
                Thanks Merle, that ebony polishes up like glass. Glad you took a look.

                Tom
                If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                www.spokanecarvers.com

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                • #9
                  Hi Tom, the first one I made gave it to my Wife and it is so smooth and ploished that it's hard to hold, she must need a lot of Comfort . Ha,Ha. Merle

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                  • #10
                    Merle, It is very hard not to be polishing while you are holding one. Guess she liked it. Now give her a hug,

                    Tom
                    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                    www.spokanecarvers.com

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                    • #11
                      Tom that is a superb idea. I can't keep up with the demand for my comfort birds. When I explained comfort birds to a Medevac Nurse she told me, "It's not just the patients that need comfort. Some of the people we treat and some of the places we land ─ I need all the comfort I can get! Would you let me have one?"

                      I did ─ and expanded my need to carve more of them. A couple of my Physicians were also given a comfort bird. Our primary care doc was seeing Diana and told her, "I have a request for Paul. There was someone who needed the comfort bird far more than I did. I gave it to her and it is always in her hands. Ask him if he would give me another."

                      She took him two and a note from me. I wrote, "The object of the Comfort Birds is to offer comfort. Sure I enjoy the pleasure of giving them; but, you see far more folks in need than I do. Here are the only two I have left. One is for you and one to give away. Let me know when it is gone and I will give you a couple from my next 'hatching'".

                      A Physician's Assistant told Diana, "My comfort bird is really smooth now. I keep it with me all the time ─ except when I have to rescue it from my children. They enjoy it as much as I do." I guess I better give her one for her children.

                      Carving them does get a little boring. I had not considered inserts. Your idea creates renewed interest on my part and means that I can use a lot more of the scrap pieces I have around.
                      Last edited by Paul_Guraedy; 08-18-2016, 07:16 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Wow Paul, I sounds like you carve a lot of them. I guess they are sort of like the Greek worry beads, as they sure feel good in the hand. I hope you come up with some new interesting creations.

                        Carve safe, Tom
                        If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                        www.spokanecarvers.com

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                        • #13
                          Isn't it great what a simple thing can do for others Thumbs Up
                          . . . JoeB
                          . . .JoeB

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                          • #14
                            How cute, looks like a little monk!

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                            • #15
                              Just a thought you could turn that into a ball cap with an added carved chip

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