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Happy to say, I carved an hour yesterday

Previously, I’ve commented that June & I decided to retire from the 26+ years career we shared, teaching Wildfowl Woodcarving & Painting to many students for reasons mentioned at that time, which was in the Fall of 2013.  Consequently, I simply haven’t felt like picking-up my tools and carving, since then!

My “work-in-progress” and “my tools” are still on my work-table where they lay abandoned until yesterday.  I sat down in my Wooden Swivel Carving chair , phoned Amazon  and ordered a replacement band-saw blade for the broken blade on my Jet 14″ band-saw.  I then, some-what straightened-up  and re-arranged my carving area. Sitting-down, I turned on my music and picked-up the well-started American Kestrel and “tuned it up”, for over an hour with my knife. I’ve felt good about this little mile-stone ever since and look forward to sitting-down and carving some more, very soon.

We’re very proud of the many carvers we have taught since the fall of 1988; which, by the way, was my first year of wood-carving, as well. I’d love to carve here with any former Hamonhaus Carvers, who are like-minded.

Happy Carving and Keep those feeders filled,






*2014 in review of this Blog. Thanks for your visit and/or comment. We hope that more of you will click the “FOLLOW” button on the home page, just to stay in touch. Happy New Year

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

*Wild December


Greetings from Das Hamonhaus:

Greetings from Das Hamonhaus:

We want to keep friends, family and woodcarver-friends informed on our related woodcarving activities. We are so proud and encouraged, though observing from afar, the accomplishments of our students. You are all so talented; not only in carving birds, but in all of your endeavors.

It’s been an entire year since we discontinued our schedule of classes. It was a good decision. Since then, we’ve only attended the Sauder Village Show, Archbold, OH. Although we signed-up to attend it again this month on the 25th & 26th, I canceled it today to fore-go the hassle, expense and pressure on our schedule, not to mention the physical effort. I think we’ve put the final crimp in our extra-curricular-wood-teaching activities for the greater good. No more shows are fore-seen for us in the future.

We’ll always remember, very fondly, those two tables of our  wood-carver-friends, at our 50th Anniversary Party three+ years ago. You made us very proud then too. Be sure to call upon us in the future in any event that we might be helpful or to lend assistance. It is my intention to keep the web-site going. It was created to be an aid to carvers (& fun for me). Along those lines, I still covet those photos that I receive from you via: e-mail attachments for inclusion in your portfolio page on the web-site. I have been obstructed by circumstances of my own making as well as those I can’t control, from keeping those pages up-dated & maintenanced. If you don’t have a portfolio age with me, I will create it upon receiving a photo of your carving(s) & descriptions. If you have already submitted such and it’s not on the site, please just send it again. No limit, nor does the project need to be exclusively “birds” or, of/in wood.

I’d say for certain that collectively, we’re sure not a club, maybe, just a “force of nature”.

Happy Carving, Bill Hamon


*Birds of Paradise Video from the Cornel Lab of Ornithology

Wildlife is for Carving, Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

*Space Coast & Barred Owls, Florida

Watch Birding Adventures’ 5th Season starting in early January, 2013 on Direct TV’s

Pursuit Channel 604 in Primetime

Wildlife is for carving,  Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

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