Game Bird Carving
Author: Bruce Burk was a pioneer in bird carving and he ranked among the most eminent master carvers in the United States. Burk was the inspiration for thousands of other carvers around the country. He published articles in "Ducks Unlimited" magazine and authored four books on waterfowl and bird carving.
Publisher/Date: Skyhorse Publishing (2010) First Edition.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 383 pages including index. Measures 11.2 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches. Profusely illustrated with 72 color and 1,300 black-and-white photographs. Diagrams. Patterns.
Description: Bird carving is now recognized as genuine American folk art. Here is the definitive, indispensable book on the subject of realistic bird carving for beginners, amateurs, or seasoned professionals. Master bird carver Bruce Burk takes carvers through the stages of carving, from choosing the best wood and tools to creating decoys and realistic painting. He delves into repairing decoys, cutting out a body from just one piece, burning in feather detail, drilling for legs, and duplicating iridescence. Complete with over 1,000 photographs and line-drawings, Game Bird Carving is the “bible” for any aspiring or professional carver.