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Ivory Carving Finished


Bruce Bird

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isent there a famous building in new york with a eagle sculpture like this? is that were you got you insperation at? i think my favorite part is the mouth. how did you get the toungue carved?
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Hi Dan Don't know what building you are talking obout . This is how I've been carving for awhile now . My insperation comes in from different dierections all the time . While I was looking at the splinterd chunk of ivory that I had , the idea of a letter opener from a curved section popped into my head . This is the result . I like carving open mouths with the tounge showing . It adds a level of detail . I use very small bits and go at it slowly .

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Thanks for your comments . I sure intend to do more ivory carvings . Christophe, the book is more historial than technical . It does explain how the sailors did scrimshaw in the whaleboats with limited tools . Lots of photos , it was printed in 1975 .

Bruce

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