Bird Carving Course

Presented by Hank Tyler

We have the great pleasure of offering a three day course on carving an bird from a single 20 cm high block of hardwood timber.

The main wood carving topics to be covered are:
Reading the timbers’ grain pattern
Use of chisel and large grinder to rough out carving
Use of rasp to shaping carving
Shaping owl’s head
Fine tuning and finalizing owl’s shape
Using small grinder to form claws
Finishing with Tung Oil

Tools used will include chisels, rasps, grinders, scrapper and sandpaper. Much of the carving will be done by using Nicholson #49 rasp. Hank Tyler, who has been carving for over 50 years is a hands on instructor and will guide and assist each student individually.

Hank Tyler’s woodworking is internationally recognized. His bird sculptures are in the permanent collections of two wildlife art museums in America and the United Kingdom. Photographs of Tyler’s wood sculptures have appeared in ‘Fine Woodworking Magazine’. In 2015 he helped co-organize Arts4Nature in Nepal to benefit national park conservation. He is in the process of moving to Melbourne from the US to live near his son and family. Please visit Hank’s website:

Hank Tyler

$595_(Inclusive of GST)_
All materials included

9:300am to 5:00pm
Wed 13th February
Wed 20th February
Wed 27th February
3 days

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn.

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