Red Tailed Hw

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Blog entry by Allison posted 01-01-2008 09:20 AM 924 reads 0 times favorited 4 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 01-01-2008 09:32 AM

Allison, that is fantastic looking. I’ve seen a lot of intarsia – but none any better than your Hawk. Just for future reference, when posting pictures of your work – post it under the Projects section, that way more will get to view it. You can also post photos in the projects section.

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

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 02:40 PM

gorgeous and would look wonderful on a wall – especially in a set with your other creations.
Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-01-2008 04:42 PM

Yes please post these items as Projects as Cajunpen has suggested.

This is great and I’ll be visiting the others.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 01-01-2008 06:02 PM

I have been to your “Willowshimmers” blog…nice work. Please post these to Projects as everyone has suggested. And most of…glad you’re with us. You will have fun here I promise.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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