The Bird Whittler, FAQ Question and Answer.
Question – Why as some whittled birds got reserved on them in the gallery
Answer – Reserved is on a bird because the customer have pre ordered them and are offered the first chance to buy the bird.
Question – Do you do events/talks
Answer – Yes you can find more info here
Question – Do you have a Bird whittler newsletter and how do I get it sent to me?
Answer – Go to my contact form and fill out you details and put newsletter in the subject line and you will be added to the list.
Question – Do you do bird whittling blocks for sale?
Answer – Yes you can find nuthatch whittling packs here
Question – Can I buy finished whittled birds?
Answer – Customers can buy finished whittled birds, contact us for details of available birds
Question – What type of wood do you use to whittle?
Answer – I use lime
Question – Are your bird’s whittled or wood carvings?
Answer – I class them as whittled.
Question – What type of whittling knife do you use?
Answer – I use a fixed blade Stanley Knife.
Question – What types of songbirds do you do?
Answer – Great Tits, Blue Tits, Coal Tit, Long Tail Tit, Nuthatch, Tree creeper, Wren, Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, Dunnock, Wagtails, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch,
Question – How long does it take to whittle a bird?
Answer – About 6 to 8 hours to the first stage.
Question – How long does take to paint a bird?
Answer from 8 to 40 hours depending on the type of bird.
Question – What type of wood do you whittle?
Answer – Lime
Question – Can I learn how to whittle other items?
Answer – Birds are the best way to start…
Question – Do you ever cut yourself?
Answer Only if you use the knife incorrectly.
Question – How long would it take a learner to whittle a bird?
Answer – This depends on the student’s own ability.
Question – What type of paint do you use?
Answer – Acrylic paint.
Question – Do you do any other birds?
Answer – Yes, I do wood feather inserted birds.
Question – Where do you find the pieces of wood for mounting the birds?
Answer – Weirs, hedges, woodlands seashore etc.
Question – Are all the birds on plinths?
Answer No most are, but there are some just on driftwood or a plain block.
Question – Can I have more than one bird on a block?
Answer – Yes, contact me for details or look at the web pages.