The blueprint of... Red Tailed Hawk 2The blueprint of... is an article series in which were taking a closer look at an Artisan Crafts deviation and how it's made.The blueprint of... Red Tailed Hawk 2 by `Myana
Today we are dissecting Red Tailed Hawk 2 by ~Bagheera3
First off, please introduce yourself?
My name is Bill Douglas and I live in Ontario, Canada. I am 68 years old and I started carving as a hobby, 12 years ago.
Please explain what we are viewing.
This is a red-tailed hawk which I carved from tupelo wood. It is approximately 1/4 life-size. I made it in 2006. It is painted with acrylic paint.
Can you describe for a layman how its made?
I start with a pattern of what I want to carve and draw it on top and side of the piece of wood I am going to use (usually tupelo). I then use a band saw to rough cut it. I then use rotary tools and the patter to shape