Mike Shalit world of woodcarving part 4: Airborne ……

Last time I showed how Mike had come up with a plan to build the wings from two components: the front part of the wing and the feathers.

The feathers are glued into a groove at the rear part of the wing's front. Mike used the same technique to instal the tail feathers too.

On top of making carving easier, this technique gives each feather a grain texture that is stronger than if the feathers had been carved form one blank.

Additionally, the grain on each individual feather resembles the pattern of a true feather, since the direction of the grain is elongated with the length of the feather.

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.