Bird Carving

 

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Bird Carving

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1 Observation & visualisation
1.1 observation in the wild
1.2 drawing
1.2.1 binoculars
1.2.2 telescope
1.2.3 drawing equipment
1.3 photography
1.3.1 views from all sides
1.3.2 Nikon
1.3.2.1 film
1.3.2.2 digital
1.3.2.3 lenses
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2 Design
2.1 display drawings and photos
2.2 sketch
2.2.1 produce final drawings
2.2.1.1 line
2.2.2 top, side, front, back, underside
2.3 scan
2.3.1 allows scaling & reversal
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3 Selecting the timber
3.1 right timber for carving
3.2 usually lime
3.2.1 Tilia
3.2.2 others
3.2.2.1 basswood possible
3.2.2.2 mahogany
3.2.2.3 Brazilian cedar
3.3 seasoned - 2-3 years
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4 Producing a blank
4.1 print paper templates
4.2 measure
4.3 cut rectangular blank to size
4.4 square & plane
4.5 apply templates
4.6 bandsaw
4.7 mount
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5 Carving
5.1 holding the blank
5.2 roughing out
5.3 shape
5.4 detail
5.5 glueing on the head
5.6 remove mount
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6 Painting & finishing
6.1 paint
6.1.1 ink stick
6.1.2 woad
6.1.3 not clinical detail - engineering
6.2 wax
6.3 finish
6.4 photograph for website
 


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Page last updated on 17 Nov 2007

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Last updated on 13 February 2017
  
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