After carving the recent Boston Carving Co. eagle for a customer, I decided to do another one more to my liking. This one has full depth wings, a shorter banner and a different finish.
I reshaped the banner a bit, and instead of an aged gold finish, I dyed the wood and finished it with linseed oil. The paint is acrylic.
The overall width is 60″ with a 51″ wingspan. This eagle is for sale and ready for immediate delivery.
Is there a pattern available for this full depth wings, shorter banner style and if so in what sizes?
John, i just purchased your 43.5 Boston Artistic Carving Eagle pattern. I have corved several Bellamy eagles and your long, thin eagles. My questions are:
Is the head of this eagle a separate piece?
What thickness is the board?
Is there a space between the head and body?
Thanks in advance.
Don, I use 2″ thick pine. I usually glue another 2″ piece over the area where the head is. There really isn’t a space between the head and the body. You can undercut the back of the head so it looks like there is a space behind it. Relief carving is a lot about fooling the eye and making parts look thicker or thinner than they really are. Good luck with the project and be sure to send me a photo when it is done so I can put it on the “Guest carver” page.