Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

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Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 am

Used my seahorse whittler to whittle this out. This cedar was a little hard. Does anyone know what I could use for a finish that would give the cedar a nice clear wet look? I used a natural stain but it darkened it more than I would have liked. I know if you leave it it will fade to a dull look over time.
I hope everyone doesn't think I'm hogging this forum. I just enjoy whittling and would love to hear from other whittler's because that's how I learn and always like to see what others make.
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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby DM11 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:27 am

Looks good Doug!. Dont know about any finishes that would help you.
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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 am

DM11 wrote:Looks good Doug!. Dont know about any finishes that would help you.

Thanks David!

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby philco » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:08 am

Doug I see progress in every item you post in this forum. Keep up the good work. ::tu::

BTW, nice bird.. 8)
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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby KleenCut61 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:11 am

I May be able to help with the finish , Shellac In an Rattle can!! Works on hickory handles Also. Very Durable and enhances the grain , nice pieces ::tu:: K.C.

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:27 am

Thanks Phil!
KC: I appreciate the information I'll get some and try it out thanks!

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Pablo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:39 pm

I REALLY like that little bird... great job! Hard to beat the rich beautiful color of a piece of heart from a cedar tree. I like to use tung oil on my carvings... unless it's spoon or bowl then I use mineral oil. Either will work fine. Thanks for sharing your craft with us.
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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby doglegg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Another great project, Doug. Deep color on a great job. :D ::tu:: ::tu:: :D

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:18 am

Thanks for the compliments guys.

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby djknife13 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:23 am

Doug, I used to use floor finish on Diamond Willow walking sticks to capture the color and maintain it and it gave a shinny wet look. The Feds outlawed the one I liked best because of environmental concerns (Fabulon) and they made a water based new product with the same name but not nearly as good. Any kind of lacquer should get you a wet shiny look and maybe pronounce the grain a little. It's been years since I've done any whittling. ____Dave

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Steve Warden » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:44 am

Hog away Doug! Looks great!!
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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:30 pm

djknife13 wrote:Doug, I used to use floor finish on Diamond Willow walking sticks to capture the color and maintain it and it gave a shinny wet look. The Feds outlawed the one I liked best because of environmental concerns (Fabulon) and they made a water based new product with the same name but not nearly as good. Any kind of lacquer should get you a wet shiny look and maybe pronounce the grain a little. It's been years since I've done any whittling. ____Dave

Thanks Dave I'll try some out on the next one. I really want to highlight the grain in this cedar. On the top of one of the wings the grain came out looking like layers of feathers. You should start in whittling again would like to see some of your work. ::tu::

Thanks Steve ::tu:: I'm working on it. :D

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby mrwatch » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:17 pm

nice, remember on a birds neck their is a flowing line of the head feathers, not hard. Deft clear in a spray can is great. Menards. also Krylon Matt finish for wood carvings.

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby Doug51 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:49 pm

mrwatch wrote:nice, remember on a birds neck their is a flowing line of the head feathers, not hard. Deft clear in a spray can is great. Menards. also Krylon Matt finish for wood carvings.

Thanks I'll keep that in mind. I'm not good enough to carve anything life like. I free handed a outline on a block and started whittling. I do have to say I really enjoyed carving it and will probably work on whittling out a few more birds and try to get them more refined. I'll look into the Deft also thanks ::tu::
Are you also a fellow carver?

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Re: Bird silhouette whittled out of cedar.

Postby doglegg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Doug take a little time and go back in this forum and look at some of MR's work. He is not a whittler but a carver, maybe even a sculptor. He has done some fabulous work. ::tu:: ::tu::


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