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Had a little bit of free time earlier today. So worked on this. Still not quite what I hoped, they never are.

Still finished and sold before I could transform him into firewood.

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Had a little bit of free time earlier today. So worked on this. Still not quite what I hoped, they never are.

Still finished and sold before I could transform him into firewood.

 

looking good now its finished

 

Many thanks, still not what I had in my head, but other people seem to want to buy them as I make them.

Thanks again

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Too good for firewood. I like it!

 

Many Thanks, not sure why but they do sell and people seem to like them. I have sent too many to the log burner and need to step up my game.

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Ianw6522   

I spend time on the main features of an owl, the face, the feathers and the feet, your picture shows the feet unfinished I would imagine, the crest you have done a good job on, the eyes are deep in the face which gives the character to the carving, the feathers are good but the tail feathers need finishing at the same time as the talons, make the talons a feature.

That's my opinion and no offence meant :thumbup1:

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I spend time on the main features of an owl, the face, the feathers and the feet, your picture shows the feet unfinished I would imagine, the crest you have done a good job on, the eyes are deep in the face which gives the character to the carving, the feathers are good but the tail feathers need finishing at the same time as the talons, make the talons a feature.

That's my opinion and no offence meant :thumbup1:

 

Hey Ian,

no offence taken, just glad of the feedback. I get really frustrated at what I produce as it's never the same as what's in my head. Many thanks for the comments and if you have any tips on shaping the talons. Do you use saw, dremel or carving chisels?

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Ianw6522   

Use the saw as much as you can, looking at your pics they are too square and horizontal, separate the claw from the talon, smooth the claw with your finger sander, and put a hole under the claw x 3 on each talon to define its shape.

We are into detail here, if you want that for your carves......

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