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How to make a lit­tle wooden bird in The Dan­ish Art of Whit­tling by Frank Egholm

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“Small birds with folded wings made good whit­tling projects,” says Frank Egholm, a Dan­ish woods­man and founder of Den­mark’s an­nual whit­tling fes­ti­val. In this neat lit­tle book, he shows the safest ways of making your mark – from rough cut­ting to the “scis­sor” style, and pro­vides tem­plates for blue tit, robin, wag­tail and bullfinch, which are carved along the grain of soft, dry lime wood. There are also sug­ges­tions for beaks, wings, tails and eyes, and how to paint them in colours “true to na­ture” or some­thing more “fan­tas­ti­cal”. Then you can try your hand at a more com­pli­cated project – a bird­house, or a drum­ming wood­pecker door­knocker. ( Bats­ford)

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