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Carving Hummingbirds

Techniques and tips for two hummingbird species: the ruby-throated and the broad-tailed hummingbirds. Includes anatomical information, step-by-step carving demonstrations, more than 75 color photos, and detailed habitat information.

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (June 1, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565230647

ISBN-13: 978-1565230644

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #259,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #84 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving #449 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects #3458 in Books > Arts & Photography > History & Criticism

I really liked this book, but I didn't give it 5 stars because there was a lot that could have been explained more fully. I think the authors assume that people reading it will have tried their hand at bird carving, because of the lack of explanations of items like the green epoxy putty used for the eyes. To a person just picking it up they would have no idea what that stuff is, not to mention where to get it. In order to make a good bird, the person reading the book really needs to have some considerable experience in carving.That said, I like the way my first hummingbird turned out.

I bought this book to help with a carving that someone has commissioned me to do. Tons of information in this book, even a section on making the vine and flower is included. Very thorough and complete.

As the title explains, the book is very detailing, above and beyond carving. I never expected so many additional steps in this book, such as wood burning and habitat. Maybe not for a beginner in carving, however if you want to learn this is the book to get about hummingbirds.

I really enjoyed this book . I started on a humming bird right away. it was easy to follow. thank you

Clear instructions and photos for learning how to carve hummingbirds.

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