Welcome to Wildlife in Wood. I hope you enjoy viewing my carvings as much as I enjoy creating them. The original bird carvings I create are carved lifesize from a single block of wood or natural log. My carvings are primarily birds of prey... owls, hawks, eagles, osprey and other larger raptors. Other birds have also crossed my workbench in recent years including woodpeckers, ruffed grouse and loons. You will even find one carving of a lifesize Red Fox and a giant 53" Musky on my site!
I carefully select each piece of wood used to create a new carving. Each piece of wood receives an extended 2+ year drying period before I make my first rough cuts. Two of my favorite carving woods are Butternut and Birch. Both of these species are beautifully grained and hold small detail very well! I sometimes work in other common carving woods... Poplar, Cedar, or Basswood. Plus I have created carvings using some of the local hardwoods... Oak, Walnut, and Cherry. The carving tools I use are primarily the traditional handheld carving gouges, sweeps, V-tools and a mallet. Every carving is unique. Please take a few minutes and tour my website. Thank you for spending some time here!
"The Bald Eagle has landed! I am so happy with it. Thank you so much for changing the shipping address so I could get it delivered at work. Again, thank you so much for the quality piece. You are obviously very talented. I showed my coworkers and there were lots of ooohs and aaahs! Thank you for making this a Christmas my parents will never forget. They are obsessed with
bald eagles. They
will fall deeply in
love with this