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  • My Attempt a making a Wren

    This is from the Spring Issue of WCI . The Article is by Randy Conner . Bird is Basswood and Base is Cherry from my Barber . Doing a Bird was on my Bucket List , with the Help of Randy Conner it's no longer on my List. I now can say I made Bird Feet, it took 3 Pair to finally get a decent pair. The Base is a Knot sticking out on the Cherry Piece , Just Wacked it off and it seemed to work , got some Pretty Grain. Alot of Close work , hard on these Old Peppers . Acrylic Paint and Poly U.and Antiqued it with Watco Dark Wax. Merle 1-PICT0001.JPG2-PICT0003.JPG3-PICT0004.JPG4-PICT0005.JPG5-PICT0006.JPG

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    I would say your attempt at making a wren was a great success, Merle. I think it looks terrific. The carving work and painting are both very good. By the way...it's nice that you still go to a barber. I gave up needing a barber many moons ago!
    Keep On Carvin'
    Bob K.

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    • #3
      Looks pretty d*** good to me & great posing as well
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Hi Bob, I did some Stoning and Power Shaping , that is what I wanted to try and Reason for this project. The Feet where a Trip in itself , I found by Drilling 5 holes in a Board as a Fixture to hold the Wire so I could Solder the Feet was the Key to my Successful Feet making . Great Learning Experience. The Barber doesn't have to take off much , but the Trip is Good for my Ego . Ha,Ha. Thanks Bob for your Nice Words. Merle

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        • #5
          Hi Joe, I got a lot from the Video on U Tube . I didn't know how they Attached the Bird to the Base and it showed and made sense . I guess you are never to Old to learn but hard to Remember. Ha,Ha. I didn't know I was going to use for a Base till I got the Cherry Pieces from the Barber , perfect timing . Thanks Joe for your Encouraging Words. Merle

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          • #6
            Beautiful little wren Merle! Another carving showing your versatility. You are always trying something different!
            Terry

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            • #7
              Merfle, crackerjack job on the feet
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                Nice job on the wren Merle. I've never worked up courage enough to try something like that.
                thanks for sharing
                Wayne
                If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                • #9
                  He came out great Merle. Nice that you got the feet figured out. Now you have to start counting feathers, and barbs to make sure they are correct.
                  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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                  • #10
                    You did your bucket list proud Merle. Great looking carving and paint. I really like you presentation also.
                    We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                    • #11
                      That's a pretty darned nice looking little bird Merle. You've nailed that natural little pose and I think the kickers look spot on as well. Two thumbs up.

                      Tinwood

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                      • #12
                        Hi Terry, I like to try different things , for me it stops Boredom . After the 3rd. set of Feet it started to get Boring. Ha,Ha. Thanks for Commenting. Merle

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                        • #13
                          Hi Joe , the Feet was a Lesson in it's self. Had to do some Thinking and that Hurts my Mind. Ha,Ha. Merle

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                          • #14
                            Hi Wayne, I'm sure with your Talent you could pull it of and be done Very Well . Thanks for your Encouragement. Merle

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                            • #15
                              Hi Tom, Counting Feathers and other Parts ie Way Outside my Box . On this Bird I counted 2 Feet and that's as High as I can go. Ha,Ha. I did 1 and that's enough for now. My Daughter saw it and said , " now do 7 more " that covers Daughters and Grand Daughters " , and she got a big NOPE. Thanks Tom for Showing your Interest. Merle
                              Last edited by Merle Rice; 03-09-2018, 11:13 AM.

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