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!