Saturday, January 16, 2010

Carved Eagle

Mid Oct. 2009

Time to Carve: 3 hours
Finishing: 2.5 hours

Carved Eagle was my next project and I decided to try something new. I enlarged the drawing in the pattern so it would be the size of the slide. Cutting out the drawing, gluing it to a block of pine, and using a scroll saw to rough out the outline pattern. Next I used the drawing to slowly carve the shield, head, and  feathers using still glued on pattern by cutting away the paper as I went. Painting the slide turned out to be a challenge because the feet were the last thing I painted and I broke off both feet while handling the carving. On retrospect, I would have used a different harder wood if I had to do it all over again. Finished with poly.

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