Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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A buxom young lass named Molly

thought Irish jigs were such folly.

Until Lord of the Dance

gave sweet Molly a chance…

Boy, could she jiggle by golly!

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BALD EAGLE Weathervane

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In the spirit of the Fourth of July, I thought the Bald Eagle weathervane my husband carved would be appropriate to post for the occasion.

Among many patriotic weathervane motifs, the eagle was popular everywhere.

Pattern taken from “Carving Early American Weathervanes” by Anthony Hillman (Dover publications).

The Bald Eagle is carved from recycled pine and then painted

The Bald Eagle measures: 12 inches x 10.5 inches, 3/4 inch thickness

Have a Safe and Happy 4th!

Enjoy!

DEXTER (Horse) Weathervane

“Dexter” in oak

Another one of my husband’s beautiful folk art weathervane carvings.

This profile of Dexter, a famous trotter featured in a Currier & Ives lithograph, was popular with 19th century weathervane makers.

Pattern taken from “Carving Early American Weathervanes” by Anthony Hillman (Dover publications).

Dexter is carved from recycled oak with a clear stain finish

Dexter measures: 17.5 inches x 8.5 inches, 3/4 inch thickness

Old recycled upholstery tacks were used for his eyes

Enjoy!

ROOSTER (WEATHERCOCK) Weathervane

Carved Rooster/Weathercock Weathervane (painted pine)

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Another one of my husband’s beautiful folk art weathervane carvings.

The Rooster/Weathercock measures:
16″ w x 10.5″ h
3/4 inch thickness

Verdigris color paint on yellow pine to simulate a copper patina.

Pattern taken from “Carving Early American Weathervanes” by Anthony Hillman (Dover Publications).

Enjoy!

RAM Weathervane

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Another one of my husband’s beautiful folk art weathervane carvings.

The Ram is carved from recycled pine and then painted.

Pattern taken from “Carving Early American Weathervanes” by Anthony Hillman (Dover publications).

Ram measures: 11 inches high x 15 inches long.

Enjoy!

BISON Weathervane

Bison Weathervane carved from recycled wood (pine)

For the next several weeks, thought I’d share with you some other kinds of recycled items made with wood.

My husband carves weathervanes out of junked wood (old desks, tables, bookcases, shelves) or wood leftover from other projects.

The pattern for this Bison is of my husband’s own design.

Bison: recycled pine wood
Eyes: recycled upholstery tacks
Size: 25.5 inches long
Height: 10.5 inches
Thickness: 1 1/16 inch

The Bison is one of my favorites.

Enjoy!