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    I've made this owl several times with different woods. It's good on it's own, but when you add natural branches to the back, the owl just comes to life naturally. Every time I make one like this, it finds a new home quite quickly. The client this one's for wanted to keep the price down---although it's still a spectacular gift for his mom for Mother's Day. We chose to use walnut, maple, aspen, basswood, cocobolla, and cherry....with birch branches behind. Ebony stain applied eyes and talons. Finished size including the branches, 16" across and 24" high. The hardest part---attaching the branches so they stay put.
    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

  • #2
    Linda, that is a beautiful piece. I love the branches. Really does bring it to life.
    AKA Paul from Washington State

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    • #3
      You're right - those branches make it look like real life. Neat idea - and great work on the owl.
      Tony

      My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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      • #4
        Linda that is absolutely stunning. All of your work is art, but this is something special.
        Denny
        ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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        • #5
          Now that! is a backer. Really beautiful.
          Rolf
          RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            Looking good!!! I am going to have to give in an try intarsia some time.

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            • #7
              Linda that is a perfect touch. It is the little things that make a project a real work of art.
              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                Beautiful project Linda and the branches take it up another level. Thanks for sharing.
                Melanie from East TN

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                • #9
                  Love this idea! You've taken a lovely piece of intarsia and made it a work of art.
                  Jo Labre - in beautiful Racine, Wisconsin

                  Mostly, I don't know what I am doing - but I am doing it with GUSTO!

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                  • #10
                    Always nice to see a unique touch added to an already lovely project! Everyone will be delighted with it.
                    Carole

                    Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Beautiful, stunning.
                      Betty

                      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                      • #12
                        That Looks Amazing.

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                        • #13
                          Delivered the owl Friday. The guy who bought it was going to give it to his mom for Mother's Day. That changed. Says now that he's seen it, he can't wait that long. It will be a Valentine's gift. His mom's going to get spoiled!
                          Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                          • #14
                            Bet you were thrilled with his reaction. You deserve all the warm fuzzy feelings with this beautiful project.
                            Jo Labre - in beautiful Racine, Wisconsin

                            Mostly, I don't know what I am doing - but I am doing it with GUSTO!

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