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  • Spiritwolfe
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    Originally posted by Tom Ellis View Post
    Thank you Spiritwolfe. They are at my feeder all the time...............Tom
    Mine also. They are polite little birds too. Lol

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  • Tom Ellis
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    Thank you Spiritwolfe. They are at my feeder all the time...............Tom

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  • Spiritwolfe
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    The black capped chickadee is my favourite songbird. They are adorably cute and playful.
    It was a very resourceful save.
    Good job

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  • Tom Ellis
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    Nice Paul, a nice hatch for sure.

    Tom

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  • Paul_Guraedy
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    Tom, I do carve a lot of them. I carve mainly birds and beasts and a good bit of the work on these is power. I save a lot of the knife/gouge/rasp work for when I know I will be sitting and waiting somewhere. Otherwise, I carve comfort birds. Here is my last "hatching". These all happen to be basswood scraps. I also carve quite a lot of them in cedar (very popular), and use other chunks of wood I find or is given to me.
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    Last edited by Paul_Guraedy; 08-19-2016, 06:30 AM. Reason: More info

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  • Tom Ellis
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    I agree Joe, Thanks

    Thanks Sappy, I thought he might be Jewish.

    Thanks bowinhand, Now you tell me .

    Tom

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

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  • sappy
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    How cute, looks like a little monk!

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

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  • Tom Ellis
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    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

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

    Tom

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  • Merle Rice
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    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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  • Tom Ellis
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    Thanks Merle, that ebony polishes up like glass. Glad you took a look.

    Tom

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

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