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Carving a Bellamy Eagle - Part I

Updated: Jan 18


This blog series will outline the steps involved in carving one of my Bellamy eagles. I'll use different eagles to demonstrate the steps because I have not created a series of instructional photos yet with just one eagle. I will be teaching an eagle carving class at my Maine Coast Workshop in 2021 if folks express interest.


In this blog series we'll cover the roughing out process, clamping, tools, carving steps, making a banner, painting and lettering, gold leaf gilding, and mounting.


By way of intro, here's John Haley Bellamy, from Kittery, Maine. He is the entrepreneurial carver who made these eagles famous.....





We'll start this story at the end. Here are a few of my eagles for inspiration.....