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Stated this a while back, a small shore bird out of walnut. Working on it as I can, as the pain will let me, cannot sit vey long,,,wondering go detail or go to a stylized look? Have done some in the past ,all of them were a light colored wood,,Bass, Box , sycamore , etc. any thoughts?

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I would suggest moderate detail and more about form than exquisite detail.  The fine details would get lost in the grain of the wood, which is evident in the photo.

My mother grew up in a place called Heron Lake.

Sorry to read about your pain.  Could you modify a carving spot for standing occasionally?  It crosses my mind from time to time, especially in this day and age of office workers having elevating desk surfaces for standing at the computer.

Janel

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That is what I was thinking ,, and for the finish ,to polish and wax to bring the color and the grain up and be part of the carving.

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4 hours ago, Janel said:

I would suggest moderate detail and more about form than exquisite detail.  The fine details would get lost in the grain of the wood, which is evident in the photo.

My mother grew up in a place called Heron Lake.

Sorry to read about your pain.  Could you modify a carving spot for standing occasionally?  It crosses my mind from time to time, especially in this day and age of office workers having elevating desk surfaces for standing at the computer.

Janel

 

Just now, Ed Twilbeck said:

That is what I was thinking ,, and for the finish ,to polish and wax to bring the color and the grain up and be part of the carving.

As for the pain it is in my hip, and will be there for a while.

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Oh what a bother that must be.  I've assisted a parent and sister when it grew to be too much and replacements occurred.  I am truly sorry for your discomfort.  I am glad that you can keep carving, to keep your mind otherwise occupied!

Janel

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