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    Default An Eagle is born

    Adventures in Pyrography...

    Wikipedia... Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. It is also known as wood burning. The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing).[1] It can be practiced using specialized modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.


    I have been offering some pretty cool custom engravings for customers' fly boxes. I decided to go a bit deeper and attempt a pretty serious portrait. The template I used was a photograph of a screaming bald eagle. I used the template to roughly outline the shape of the head and facial features. All the detail work is 100% freehand. I shot a video and condensed it to make it somewhat bareable to watch. What you are seeing is 4 1/2 hours of work condensed into a 2 1/2 minute video.

    The platform is a 4x6" Hard maple flybox.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MeI_IO4iSU
    Hand crafted wood fly boxes.

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    Crike! You nailed it for sure. That is incredible work J. Nicely done.

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    Awesome piece of work. I can almost hear him screaming ! Keep it up
    " I'm just a cook " Casey Ryback, Under Siege

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    Man you do that fast!! Haha !! Beautiful work, very impressive !
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

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    Beautiful. Very skilled artist with a Greek lesson to boot
    - William

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    Beautiful workthat guy is a bit nervous....the way he shakes his head made me sick

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    Jay: That was just awesome work!

    Larry
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    Very well done sir, rep points for making the video and sharing with us.

    PS: Is it a nervous affliction making you snap your head back like that...

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by littledavid123 View Post

    PS: Is it a nervous affliction making you snap your head back like that...

    Dave
    No, but if youll notice, it looks like Im talking, Im actually chewing my tongue. I didnt know I still did that until I reviewed the video. LOL Ive done it since I was a boy. I do it when I draw. I bet I do it when I tie too
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