wood carving has become a new hobby for me. i wanted to share my latest project. i need to clean the barrel and put it back on yet.
the rifle is a .50 cal. Hawken black powder rifle, a good shooter. so on the stock i put a Hawk's head with an eye i got from a taxidermist. the eye follows you, its almost creepy. i am just learning to carve wood so i am trying different things to see how it turns out. some things turn out better in my head than in wood lol. i beat some brass into submition to fit the forearm curve, not the best fit. it is flush and smooth, but my cuts are a little wide in spots. i might back fill with stained sawdust i have.
on the back side of the rifle i carved crossed feathers and just a decorative design. i can add to the carvings any time .