My dad absolutely loves ducks and really wants one in the back garden. I’m point-blank refusing to let him have one as they are messy and I need the room for the chickens but I won’t object to a wooden one. A friend gave me some old bits of wood she had lying around her back garden and amongst them was a decent sized piece of oak.
I cut the oak down to a more manageable size and did a rough sketch of a duck. I wanted to get a basic feel of the shape and have something to refer to later on when I needed to add detail to the carving.
The shape was coming along quite nicely and although I was scared of messing it up a friend encouraged me to at least add some water marks.
I’m glad I did and after the carving was finished I realised that the excess wood needed cutting off. After it was cut I added a layer of varnish and left it to dry. My dad is happy with it and I will add the finished piece to me creations