This is the best reference books I have found of hawks and eagles cobalt. Wonderful pictures from every angle you could want and drawings. Here is an example. ( Not a cheep book but worth the investment. I have used it many times.good looking eagle looks very well proportoned
you must have got some good referance material.
good to see work in progress
Thats interesting will look it up always on the look out for good ref. books.
Sounds as though it will cover a large variety of birds or is it limited to american species
Have a fancy to do a vulture wonder if it come into the book
If you look about 3/4 above the partly carve rope you will see there is a change in color of the wood. That is where splice is between the topper and shaft is. Sense I will paint the head It will not be seen. I often use the splice line as a transition point to some kind of textering or decortive carving. This is a example making its own ferrule.I am really intrigued by your attachment of topper to staff. Is the knurled piece between the head and shaft part of the topper or the staff? Or is it an entirely separate piece? I have been using the brass ferrules I get from Treeline or wrapping the joint with a suede leather lacing but I am always looking for other options and I really like the look of the knurled piece..
Thanks for asking cobalt. I have had a couple of paying customers show up the last week had to move the eagle and the cedar stick on the back burner. Hope to get back to them next week. I have a diamond willow/hame handled and a hickory/ hames handle canes to do.hows the eagle coming on?