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Re: fan bird carving

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:55 am

I use my axe for lots of the work on the bird - including shaving down to the hinge and shaping the birds body, its like a big fast knife!
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Re: fan bird carving

Postby emjay » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:57 pm

A flock of fan birds ready for mounting on perches
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Re: fan bird carving

Postby redsquirrel » Sun May 24, 2015 7:55 pm

Just made a bird from a piece of Leylandii. It was cut down on Thursday, and is nice and wet. It may be a bit too wet as the "feathers" came out a bit rough where the grain has torn out. All was going well until my knife had a go at my finger :oops: Need to find a copy of "Fan Carving", and a box of plasters.
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