|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-01-2011 02:32 AM||3273 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a commissioned scroll work.
A few weeks ago I completed the 1st Saw Whet Owl for the same customer that ordered this one. When the first one was done, I was emailed Picture #2 above and asked if I could cut a likeness of it. I said “SURE” right away – maybe too soon….....
As usual, the devil was in the details – the pattern was by far the hardest part of this one. I had to take three colors and wind up with only two. Before I started cutting I was sure the head was going the be the trickiest part – I came to find out that the pine needles were just as tough.
All in all, I think it’s a fairly good likeness – I guess the customer will be the final judge. :-)
This is also a rather large cutting – I found a nice piece of poplar that still had a live edge on it and was able to get a 12×16 inch piece out of it after planing. One of my largest pieces to date! The wood is a tad over an 1/8 inch thick.
After cutting and sanding, it had a quick bath in lemon oil and then was backed with thick felt.
I really enjoyed cutting this one and hope you enjoy looking at it! :-)
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