|Project by Allison||posted 01-14-2008 01:10 PM||1809 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
My son and his soon to be bride along with my grandson bought a house up here where I live about a year and a half ago and as a house warming gift I made them this owl. So when I was there today( It was my grandson’s birthday )I decided to take pictures of it so that I could post it here. It is one of my favorite birds I have made so far. It was made with a lot of different hardwoods. I had lots of odd and ends of some real nice stuff when I first started doing the wood thing and I saved it just for a pattern like this. The main wing is a piece of purple heart which I might add is about the hardest wood I have ever cut. There is Black Walnut, Walnut, Pine, Oak, Red Maple, Maple and a few pieces of mystery wood. I used a piece of burnt wood I found in the after math of a house fire. I used the same thing for my Dragon , the one I call my hubby’s dragon.
When I was growing up my mother always told me that if you had an owl in your home it was good luck, and literally there was one in every room of our house, so I figured it can’t hurt and that’s why I chose this owl to be the project for my son’s first home. I got the pattern from Creative Woodworks and crafts.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!