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« on: March 23, 2008 07:02:38 AM »

I also carved this owl for a swap.  You can't really see it, but inside its rib cage is another owl.



The carving was done before the holes were drilled.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 07:21:55 AM »

WOW!!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 07:28:14 AM »

That looks amazing! I'd like to see more pictures!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 07:43:22 AM »

I added a couple more views.  You still can't see the critter inside.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 09:21:07 AM »

hey great craftmanship
i have bought an owl pretty much like yours from metsovo,greece
i always wondered how did you do the owl inside? Huh
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ummm...wow!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 12:14:10 PM »

hey great craftmanship
i have bought an owl pretty much like yours from metsovo,greece
i always wondered how did you do the owl inside? Huh

I bought the blank, so it may have been from Greece or somewhere else.  When I drilled the holes, I didn't go all the way through.  There is a piece that stays after the drilling.  I just drilled eyes into that piece.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008 11:30:38 AM »

thats neat.  i wonder did you start from just a block of ordinary wood or was it something special? 
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008 06:39:43 AM »

It actually was like a tube shape with the top of the ears and the space for the feet cut out.  I carved some of it with a Dremel, some with a drill press, and some by hand with gouges.  All the little curved cuts on its head, and the curved cuts on its body I had to do by hand.  The dots where the color is, I drilled those using a brad point bit on my drill press.  I also drilled all of the holes after I had carved the feathers on its body.  Because I didn't want to drill all of the way through, I ended up with a little piece of wood left inside the body.  I drilled a couple of eyes into it and made another owl, because I didn't know how to get it out.

Hope this answers some of your questions.  I am studying with a master carver, and she has taught me some amazing things about power carving.  I also studied whittling with David Dieselbritt and Everett Koontz.  It's been quite a journey.  I have only completed about six really good pieces.
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