American Gold Finch

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by Gary Hendriksen, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. GAT

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    So, ah, Gary. Where's the rest of the photos??:cool:
     
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    It's coming along. Looking good
     
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    Guy, it's looking good so far, keep em coming. Are you using sugar pine?
     
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    Patrick, Using Tupelo wood, it is alot softer than sugar pine.

    I am having trouble keeping this photos in proper order, but you get the idea of how things are coming along.
     
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    Gary, I love your step by step photos. You are very talented. I can't wait to see the finished product. Are you entering any contests this year?
     
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    Amazing job there Gary!
    I noticed the grain on the Tupelo wood is very coarse. Out of curiosity, would a finer grained wood give better results or is it tougher to carve?
     
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    You don't have it painted yet? How long does it take you start to finish on something like this?
     
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    Gary hasn't done the burning yet.
    jack
     
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    You should see how long it takes him to complete a fish sculpture :D

    (inside joke with Gary)

    In his defense, he does own a business and does get side-tracked on other wood working projects.
     
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    WOW!! NICE WORK! I am amazed by that many detailed steps! This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. Gary Hendriksen

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    Thanks everyone,
    Richard, Tupelo does have the gum lines that can be a pain, but for the most part it is the most popular carving wood. It carves easy and easy to wood burn.

    New Tyler, This bird was a class bird I carved last summer, it was Monday through Friday class and we did complete the carving during class....so about 40 hours into the carving. It will take another 30 + hours to do the painting and habitat.

    Jack is correct, I will post photos of the feather texturing and than wood burning soon.

    Gene, I am going to be interrupted on this painting as I have to finish another project for a show.

    Yuhina, Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying this

    I guess I will have to do a fish ...Huh Gene?