A Carved Flying Canada Goose

No, it’s not Christmas! And not that kind of goose! This is a flying Canada goose that I carved a couple of years ago as a Christmas gift for my wife. It was a whimsical project in a folk art kind of way that was fun to do.

It was based on an article in Issue #4 of the Carving magazine. I was intrigued by the way that the wings were done so I thought I’d give it a try. It was also my first time at painting a piece.

A Carved Flying Canada Goose

The project was quite simple. Basically cutting the pattern out for the body and a bit of carving around the head and beak. The wings were cut out and feathers carved using a V tool. It sits on a wooden shaft and base and stands approximately 22″ high.

Here is a close up of the wing. You can see where it was carved to give a layered look:

A Carved Flying Canada Goose

This is a close up of the head of the goose:

A Carved Flying Canada Goose

As I said, this was a quick, easy project that was fun to do. I would like to make more at some point, and possibly with different type birds.

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