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Bone Feather...

Postby Doc B » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:08 pm

Might be a little bit of a stretch, to put this in the carvings...but I figured, this would be the closest topic...
Today was my anniversary. Also, my wife retired yesterday. I retired in March. Chrissy wanted to go have a picnic, at the park, on Lackland Air Force Base's picnic grounds...where we had our reception, 38 years ago. Headed to 100 degrees today...so we went early and had a brunch, about 10:00. Who gets married and has a reception, outside, in Texas, on August 1st? ::facepalm::
Anyway...I "carved" her this feather from a piece of camel bone. I mostly used burs, in a hand held handpiece; then, accentuated and defined the lines, with a sharp carving instrument. Tried to give it a bit of curve, to give it some dimension.
Shout out to Wade, (Colonel 26)...happy 16th anniversary...haven't seen you on the forum, in a bit. Hopefully you're enjoying the summer and / or getting some work, out of those boys...before getting back to school. Also happy anniversary Phil (Philco), who just beat us to both our 38th's.
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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:24 pm

Congrats Doc B. Very, very cool looking carving! ::tu::
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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 pm

Very nice!!!
And congrats on 38!
Becky and I hit 37 back in April.
I was in Lackland the August before your reception - July-August 1980. Yup. HOT
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby doglegg » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:23 pm

DocB, that turned out really knice. A perfect forum to post it in. and Congratulations on 38, you've got a great start. You are well on the way to a fabulous finish which is the important thing. Glad for you memories. And marriage that stands up to 100 degrees is a well seasoned marriage. Happiest for the 38 years but the feather turned out pretty knice too. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby Doug51 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:35 pm

Looks great ::tu:: I like the color and the detail. Congratulations! My wife and I have been married 30yr July1 this year. While I'm sure it's not as hot as in Texas it was in the 90s the year we married and usually pretty warm and humid for Michigan weather.

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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby Doc B » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:15 pm

To take the insanity, one step further...we left to her hometown (in northern California)...for our honeymoon...in my UNAIRCONDITINED Pinto station wagon. Guess what's between Texas and California...yep...desert. We constantly had a jug of iced tea and drove through nights. Honestly...I don't remember it being unbearable. Youth...love...ha! Takes a special woman to put up with me, for 38 years. ::facepalm::
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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:11 pm

Our honeymoon was a bit cooler. We woke up April 8th in Louisville, KY with a coating of snow.
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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby stagman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:58 pm

Really cool home made presents like that...and it turned out Great !!!
And the pinto wagon, last car I ever owned back in the 1970's, been a
van or truck ever since, but it serviced me well I must admit...
And a big Ol Lone Star State Happy 38th to you and the misses
When my wife died last year, we were at 47 but steady, engaged, together 50 yrs 1 month
Ain't nothing in this whole universe a better thing than having the right women aside you
for decade's...make sure ya tell the wife we are wishing her the best on the forum as well...

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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby Doc B » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:24 am

stagman wrote:Really cool home made presents like that...and it turned out Great !!!
And the pinto wagon, last car I ever owned back in the 1970's, been a
van or truck ever since, but it serviced me well I must admit...
And a big Ol Lone Star State Happy 38th to you and the misses
When my wife died last year, we were at 47 but steady, engaged, together 50 yrs 1 month
Ain't nothing in this whole universe a better thing than having the right women aside you
for decade's...make sure ya tell the wife we are wishing her the best on the forum as well...

Stag

Thanks, Stag. Hope your 50 years of memories are keeping you going! Are you doing any prospecting, in this heat?
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Re: Bone Feather...

Postby stagman » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:27 am

Ah...on the prospecting question, that would be a big Ol No !!!
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