Basswood carving by Ward

Here is another wonderful carving by Ward, our resident carver. …

Our resident carver, Ward

stylized bird carving

Stylized Bird in Butternut

 

Ward said that he got this block of butternut wood from a guy that came to the carving class he attends.  It’s not the realistic kind of bird that he usually carves but it was a fun activity.   It was kinda impressionistic.

Since the bird was mostly cut out with a bandsaw there was a bit of smoothing and burning to create the impression of wings.  bill, and eyes.

Woodburned wings

Woodburned Wings