My Blue Heron

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Blog entry by Allison posted 01-01-2008 10:27 AM 1160 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did not have a specific pattern for this, rather I used several and kind of drew from them. That makes this project one of my favorites, as truth is I cannot even draw a stick man correctly.The piece of pine I used for the main portion of this had a hint of blue in it so I thought it appropriate to use for my blue heron. Gee I must have been a genius to figure out that one huh? Seriously though I have been told that this kind of pine is called blue pine, and I have always wondered if that were accurate . So if anyone out here in Lumberjocks land could tell me I would be interested in knowing. I also used Black Walnut and Cedar for the legs.

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

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#1 posted 01-01-2008 02:45 PM

My favourite, 1) because I love blue herons and 2) because it is sitting in it’s “natural” habitat, hiding in the plant. Great idea. He would be a little secret find hidden in the leaves.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 04:51 PM

The blue is a fungus that grows in the wood. It occurs naturally and some woods are very susceptible to it. Holly wood is a case in point. It is hard to get a piece of Holly wood without blue stain.

I got a whole tree cut up and and their is lots of the stain. I even made a table out of it.

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

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#3 posted 07-06-2008 11:14 PM

wonderful job of wood selection and color coordination- simply mavelous ! ! !

-- NW wood worker

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#4 posted 07-06-2008 11:16 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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