Restored Antique Carved Bird

I search eBay daily for carved antique birds which are damaged. Although this cost a pretty penny, its beak was damaged and one tail feather broken off. I am now glad the seller was not honest in telling me the damage as I would have probably backed off.—But here it is now after a little TLC and the right stand for it. I love it!

Pigeon (?)

Here is another one of the larger pieces I have been working on. I have no idea what kind of bird—rescued it from eBay—restored and refinished it. The stand in an antique industrial mold.–One of my favorites!—It is 29″tall—the bird is 11″ end to end.


Over the past several weeks i completed 6 or 7 pieces such as this. This Rooster is one of the most favored ones. I purchased the Rooster on eBay and reworked it. I made the ball—The stand in an antique wooden Industrial mold.—My Caregiving Grandson Jacob is holding the Rooster. it is 9″ beak to tail—height is 30″

Sam.s Bird

Here is another of the pieces I just completed. This is 100% Sam McKamie’s carved bid. It is exactly as I received it from Sam., The stand is an antique wooden Industrial mold. The ball is as completed by me. The bird is 19 1/2″ end to end. It is 32″ tall.

Best yet

The last few weeks have been spent working on a few larger pieces. After I saw the Chicken Weathervane on eBay, which was beyond my reach, I decided to create pieces that were ‘statement” pieces. Here is one of six. This one is 32″ tall and the bird is 22″ end to end. The ball is about 5″ in diameter. The bird was carved by Sam McKamie—I added wood sculpt to the wings and carved a little more. Sam is the basic carver. I tweaked it a little. The stand is an antique Industrial mold.

Odd Bird

Fun with Folkart! I took a morning away from my projects. I have been wanting to do this a long time. I decided to play with the Apoxie Sculpt—When Arleney saw this she said, “What is it–A dog or something?” When Edgar, our gardener saw it, he loved it. It is all in the eyes of the beholder. me, I don’t know but I do know, I will not waste another one of Sam’s birds. By the way, Arleney did not call dibs on this one–ha ha.

Hanging Bird

This is the very first time I have tried this but I am sure it will work. Many of the finials I use for bases come with a screw dowel on the bottom for mounting to a post. I merely turned the finial sideway and added a bird to it. —Then you can mount it to a outside post or firm surface inside if you desire. it is painted with 1-Shot enamel.–The bird was carved by Sam McKamie, tweaked a little by me.—This is one of two completed.