Red Tailed Hawk

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Project by Allison posted 01-02-2008 03:54 AM 2166 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my personal favorites. The pattern came from Creative Woodworks & crafts March 2000 Special Double Millenium issue and is titled “Red Tailed Hawk.” It was the beginning of my love for doing birds in intarsia. For me these birds are not easy,to say the least and perhaps that is where my love for doing them lies.I LOVE the challenge!!! Matter of fact the first one of this pattern I had done I had the hardest time getting the feathers to line up so much so that I actually gave up and just added a whole row of them. To this day no one has noticed and this particular one hangs proudly in my daddy’s house in southern ca.
The one in this picture is made with Red Maple,Maple, Black Walnut,Poplar,Green Poplar and Pine and a couple pieces of Oak.
The designer for this is Robert J. Hlavacet one of my favorite designers.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 01-02-2008 04:14 AM

Beautiful! Great wood colors.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 04:20 AM

having done scroll work previously…your work is incredible….always wanted to do intarsia…but…into different things now…great work

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 04:52 AM

Beautiful work Allison. Having visited your site the word “prolific” comes to mind. You sure show your passion for your work and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 08:58 AM

Wow – Allison you are good.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 06:15 PM

Yes, yes, yes, yes! I should give this a try.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 10:27 AM

Great looking bird!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 09-20-2009 09:51 AM

i like all your projects but this my favorite great job

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