Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blackbird Letter Opener

I whittled this from a neighbouring slice of the same wood as the pine snack dish below. I got the idea from YouTube videos made by Arleen Zomer (carverswoodshop) where she made letter openers shaped like birds. This one is thick and took a lot of whittling. I sanded it too. I used a wood dye on the main bird (not the blade tip, or the beak) and I painted the beak and eyes. I finished it off with a few coats of clear satin varnish.

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