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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.

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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.

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Both books are giving me much more than I expected. I find the explanations , pictures, sketches and details absolutly precise and clear. I anticipate having a lot of pleasure carving those subjects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565230644
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Solomon is a terrestrial ecologist and works primarily with endangered species in the Central Valley of California. He has been teaching carving classes and participating in carving competitions for over 15 years. He has won more than 100 ribbons at shows in Colorado, California, Alaska and Canada, including Best of Show and Best of Division. Chuck has also judged several shows in Colorado. His work consists primarily of songbirds, waterfowl and mammals, both realistic and interpretive.

Chuck currently lives in the Sacramento, California, area where he works, carves, teaches classes and is an active member of the Capital Woodcarvers Association and California Carvers Guild.

Dave Hamilton is an ecologist by profession, working primarily in the area of wetland ecology. He has been carving and competing in shows for almost 20 years. While Dave enjoys carving a variety of bird species, he specializes in hummingbirds and in the wading birds common to the wetlands he works on professionally. He also enjoys carving stylized pieces and reproductions of antique decoys. Dave lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he carves, teaches classes, and is a member of the Northern Colorado Woodcarvers.

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Table of Contents

Reference Photograph Section ii
Chapter One: Hummingbirds 1
Anatomy 5
Chapter Two: Tools and Supplies 6
Chapter Three: Perched Broad-Tail 10
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird Pattern 11
Carving a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird 12
Painting a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird 22
Chapter Four: Hovering Ruby-Throat 27
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Pattern 28
Carving a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 29
Painting a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 42
Chapter Five: Habitat 51
Making a Flowering Vine 54
References 62

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    A great instruction manual

    Comprehensive and complete! Takes readers step-by-step through the carving of hummingbirds. Everything from carving to painting to habitat is covered in detail. Only the reliance on power carving stops a 5-star rating! Overall, a superb and recommende title!

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