|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-05-2011 12:10 AM||2315 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This was done simply because a co-worker of my Mother’s works with and loves Saw Whet Owls.
I took a quick stroll on the internet and found a few pictures, then dug a little deeper into these guys and then grew quite attached to the little buggers. They are really cute, but really fierce little birds!
I found an illustration (Pic 2) and created the pattern off of it.
This was a really fun, although quite challenging, piece to cut. By the way, what might look like its beak is actually a single feather that hangs down to hide his beak – see here for a great example.
The wood (I think) is some kind of Asian Poplar which weathered quite well. A LOT of stain markings and grain patterns really compliment this piece.
The piece measures 8×8 inches to the edges and sports a live edge as well as two rough sides. It’s around 1/8 inch thick.
Treatment, as always, consists of a soak in lemon oil and a thick felt backing.
Thanks for looking and Enjoy!
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