Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hand carved mallard drake

Mr. Wonderful is also Mr. Talented. He spent about 120 hours carving this magnificent duck.
It is a mallard drake carved from black walnut. Carving is one of Mr. Wonderful's favorite winter hobbies. When he can't golf he can carve.

He free hand wood burns all the detail after about 30 hours of sanding.

Mr. Wonderful has carved about 135 birds. Every new one is my favorite. I love the beautiful grain of the wood and the detailed wood burning. The feathers look like they would move if you blew on them.

I love Mr. Wonderful and I am amazed at his talent. Happy hunting Robin
P.S. These beautiful photographs were made by my "favorite" brother-in law, Larry Oliver. Thank you, Larry.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Robin! Just wanted to let you know I stopped by your blog! It was so nice to meet you and your husband on Saturday at The Olde Shoe Factory! I hope you had a nice time shopping there! I will look forward to following your blog and seeing what all you're up to! By the way, your aprons are darling!! You are so talented! I hope to learn to sew this is one of my goals for 2010!!

    Take care,

    Sassafras Stuff