Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 17, 2015

Update On the Carving Project

Due to requests from several people, here is an up date on the carving process. It's easy. Picture the bird inside the block, and remove that wood that doesn't belong. :-}

 It takes a while to get the excess away with a power chisel seeing how I don't have a band saw (yet).
 This is the time consuming work, but what the heck, I'm retired and have lots of time, right?
 The home made carving vice works great, and I can set the bird at any angle or position. $20. Thanks, Internet!

Now it is starting to look like a Shoveler Drake, Sort of.
 The body is almost ready for the second level of carving.
Da bea, da beah, that's all folks, for now! :-}

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, not something i could do at all. :)

Jayne said...

Amazing work! You are quite talented!!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Ian, that is wonderful!

Gail said...

Absolutely stunning piece. You are very talented.

I know there is no duck hiding in my wood.

Michelle said...

You are very talented!

4RRanch said...

beautiful work.

Alica said...

That's amazing!!

Bev said...

Very Nice!!

MTWaggin said...

FUNNY! "it's easy" Not for most folks. I'm always impressed by the visions of creative folks and I'm super happy you shared some of the progress with us! What a beautiful bird!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Bloody marvelous

Jackie said...

And the painted finished bird looks even better.

Bethany Carson said...

You did a great job! Looks awesome!