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My friend Chip brought me back a piece of Cocobolo from a cruise to the Panama Canal.  It had 2 birds in it.

From the album:

Comfort Birds

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Wow, absolutely beautiful Jiggy! I love those birdies.

Hey, I served in Panama while in the Army, stationed at Ft. Clayton from 88' to 91'. I know the canal well, as a matter of fact, I met my wife while stationed there.

Thanks for showing your birds Jiggy, very cool.

What is your tool of choice of creating these works of art?

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I'm so glad you liked them John.  I can't overstate how much power they have when given to someone who's really up against it.  I know personally of people who've taken them to their graves because they meant so much to them.  In answer to your question, I'm a knife guy and I have a considerable collection included a few I made myself.  At the end of the day though it's hard to beat a Morakniv #122 with a laminated Swedish steel blade.  You can get one for under $20.00 at ragweedforge.com or for about $26 and change on Amazon and I don't think you can buy a better blade for 5 times that amount.  I do confess to doing a little power carving when faced with a particularly hard wood or some recalcitrant grain and Frank Foust himself is a power carver.

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Can you elaborate the cause or the targeted folks that these generally make it too? I am not sure if I understand the back story (if one) but it sounds like you are involved with a charity? Thanks Jiggy!

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Jiggy, never mind, I just read the cover story on these boards at your gallery home page, this is a very special project you are involved in, thank you sir, all I can say is, great job, and what a great service.

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