Posted on 13/03/2012 by seanhellman — 7 CommentsA new fanbird design Duck, taking off from the water. Share this:Like this:Like Loading... Post navigationPrevious post: Sharpening a Mora 164 hook knife and how to carve with it.Next post: Another Duck 7 thoughts on “A new fanbird design” Shiva King 13/03/2012 Beautiful! 🙂 Loading... Reply jarrod 14/03/2012 sweet! Loading... Reply Frontier Carpenter 14/03/2012 awesome! Loading... Reply Simon Hill 14/03/2012 That is very nice Sean! Loading... Reply Sean Hellman 14/03/2012 I also have a comment here from nitrousairwhich for some strange reason is not showing up here asking whether I use green wood or if dry ash works as well.Green wood is best. I have been known to boil up kiln dried ash and soak that for a week before using.This bird is from a 3x10x36 inch pine being sold cheap at the wood merchants. Very close grain. Again I prefer to boil before use. I find pines and firs a bit brittle, I love ash because even with a few fibres in the hinge it is so strong. Loading... Reply Richard Law 15/03/2012 Great! Could be landing in the water too I think. An excellent extension to your range. Loading... Reply paul 16/03/2012 i love that duck Sean, i have to say you had inspired me (and many others i am sure) to carve fan birds, i have found it quite addictive. whilst us mortals can make acceptable birds i think you keep raising the bar to ensure yours remain insprational rather than easily copied! Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.