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Old 06-28-2009, 07:40 PM
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Hey guys I finally carved something I could put on this thread. Ibeen kinda slow at getting this done. It's like you have to study the peice of bark for ever before you can get started. The first thing I did was to break off the chimmney, but in a way that was good cause it was easier to do the shingles with it out of the way. I really felt good about it when it was finished. It is 6" x 3' thick x 3 1/2 inches wide. I finished it with feed&wax. The bark came from and eastern cotton wood that was 8 ft. thick. I hope you enjoy and commments are alway welcome.

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Very nice and that feed and wax looks good I might have to give that a try on one of the houses I am near finishing.
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Pretty cool whimsy there Feb. Sounds and looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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That's a real cutey Feb,
I'd love to try my hand at a bark house, but no cottonwood bark around here worse luck.
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Feb-That's pretty nice. Do you have do some relief carving or is the wood that thick? Gonna have to try it!
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Hi Feb, super carving on the bark house and I'm so glad you did one for this forum. Lots of whimical character to this little house. Love it!
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Very nice little house, looks great!

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Thanks to all for your comments. Carl that feed& wax is nice stuff. Blinky, order some from here. Curt it is 3' thick.

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Hi Feb!
Loved your bark house. Then I checked out your photo albums. Those are the best carvings I have ever seen!!! I would love to be able to create carvings like that. Thanks so much for sharing those pic's with me.
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Ed, thankyou so much, I don't think my hat will fit now. You can carve like that even better,try and carve something even if you think it is to hard for you. You may be surprised at your talent.

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