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by Frank C. Russell
Russell, a well-known wildlife carver, gives step-by-step color photos for carving heads of a bald eagle and a mallard duck, rendering feathers, setting glass eyes, and carving and painting eyes. He finds natural sticks on the sides of banks where the sapling emerges perpendicular to the bank and then curves upward to meet the sun, creating an ideal bend for the carved handpiece.
While the emphasis is on carving cane heads rather than decorating the stick, he does discuss connecting hardware and tips. One-page color drawings for 13 other birds include the brown pelican, Cooper's hawk, and great blue heron.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 64 pages, 2002.