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Gifts #1: Hand Carved Bluejay!

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 09-29-2018 11:31 PM 1163 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back I talked to friend at church who is a good wood carver and told him that I wanted to carve a bluejay for our place in Arizona to keep the doves away. I got it cut out on the band saw but I have no talent in 3D carving or sculpting and he said he would make me one.
Well this is it and it is a super carving. I’m afraid to leave it outside!!

Thank you Tom Roos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!



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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 11:55 PM

Woodworkers helping woodworkers! Love it and that Blue-Jay looks Awesome! I would definitely keep my eye on it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 12:54 AM



Woodworkers helping woodworkers! Love it and that Blue-Jay looks Awesome! I would definitely keep my eye on it.

- woodshaver Tony C


Totally correct!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 02:29 AM

The bluejay looks so realistic it might fly away. Tell Tom Roose that is excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 03:11 AM

Very nice indeed!

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 04:26 AM

VERY COOL Blue Jay!

Great job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 09-30-2018 07:42 AM

It’s brilliant, talent like that can’t be taught, it’s a gift. It matches your skills Jim, I told you a long time ago that I no longer remark on your work because I’ve run out of adjectives.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#7 posted 09-30-2018 10:55 AM

the bluejay looks great, a lot of detail

when you say keep the dove away, are you talking about morning doves or pidgeons ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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lew

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#8 posted 09-30-2018 01:04 PM

Beautiful carving!

I didn’t realize Blue Jays would keep Doves away

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 09-30-2018 01:44 PM


Beautiful carving!

I didn t realize Blue Jays would keep Doves away

- lew

I didn’t think so either because I feed the birds everymorning and sparrows, finches, bluejays, cardinals, squirrels and a dozen or more doves show up to eat and they are all together.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 09-30-2018 03:39 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments on Tom’s work. I will pass this on to him.

Hi Dick..they are morning doves!

When bluejays fly up to our feeder, the other birds vamoose!! We put whole ears of corn out away from the feeder and the bluejays clean of an ear a day and they stay away from the feeder then and the other birds have a chance. I put a fake owl out on the deck in Az. this spring. I’ll see if it worked by the amount of bird droppings on the deck carpet!! This one is too pretty to put out in the weather. He may be in the window!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Al Breit

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#11 posted 09-30-2018 04:45 PM

The blue Jay looks so real, great job

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#12 posted 09-30-2018 05:28 PM

That’s one outstanding carving!

If you want to keep birds away, run fine wire about 10 feet above the deck, at a few feet of spacing. The birds flying in will be walking out (they’ll hit the wires again, if trying to fly), and learning quickly where the no-fly zone is.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-30-2018 06:43 PM

Thanks Al and Dark_ Lightning!! He did a great job for me!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 09-30-2018 11:51 PM

Jim, that Tom is a very clever carver. Have you signed him up on Lumberjocks?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 10-01-2018 12:43 AM

Love it. Hope it works for you.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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