The Owl's Nest

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 08-01-2011 04:56 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a different type of project for me as I had never done any small, artistic style of painting before, so I had no idea how the owls were going to turn out. I am not an artistic painter, but after continuous glancing at the photo of the owls and trying to re-create the same on wood with paint, I somehow managed to come up with this end result. The owls, by the way, were made intarsia style, with all the pieces cut out, shaped, sanded, glued back together and painted. The tree was cut from aromatic cedar. The nest was filled with wooden twigs with artificial moss hot glued into place to ensure lasting durability. I gave this item to my daughter-in-law as a gift, because I had made the wooden seaplane plaque for my son, and didn’t want her to feel left out, but it was given with love and that’s what counts.


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#1 posted 08-01-2011 07:28 PM

Great piece of sculpture!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 11:33 PM

Awesome, great imagination!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 01:36 AM

Very creative and very much appreciated to say the least…

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 05:39 AM

Very nice piece, love to see more. Keep it up.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 07:39 AM

I think they came out quite nicely ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 11:32 AM

This looks very good – I like it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 04:32 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. As a new member here on LJ and also a fairly new woodcraft hobbyist, it is gratifying to be part of a wonderful community here on LumberJocks.


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#8 posted 08-07-2011 05:11 PM

Welcome to to the Lumberjock community. Very interesting owl family, I like the way you have portrayed
the two owls as well as the juniper background. I am glad that you have convinced your beautiful lady that
the vehicle is better outside, but what will you do next winter? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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