Tuesday 13 March 2012

A new fanbird design

Duck, taking off from the water.


  1. I also have a comment here from nitrousair
    which for some strange reason is not showing up here asking whether I use green wood or if dry ash works as well.
    Green wood is best. I have been known to boil up kiln dried ash and soak that for a week before using.
    This bird is from a 3x10x36 inch pine being sold cheap at the wood merchants. Very close grain. Again I prefer to boil before use. I find pines and firs a bit brittle, I love ash because even with a few fibres in the hinge it is so strong.

  2. Great! Could be landing in the water too I think. An excellent extension to your range.

  3. i love that duck Sean, i have to say you had inspired me (and many others i am sure) to carve fan birds, i have found it quite addictive. whilst us mortals can make acceptable birds i think you keep raising the bar to ensure yours remain insprational rather than easily copied!


Sorry, because of the huge amount of dubious people leaving spam comments for their useless stuff, I unfortunately have to bring back word verification.