One Tree Woodwork

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The eagle flies at midnight….


Had to do some maintenance to the house this weekend and  was left with very  little time to play around in the shop. So today I did a quick freehand plaque carving of an eagle from a Pacific Northwest perspective. The wood is western red cedar and after carving it I flamed it with a blow torch to give it some depth and age for more of a tribal look. The eye of the eagle is inset with some mother of pearl from shells that I collected off the beaches of Big Sur ,California.

I found a place for one of the previous fish carvings, on top of my fly tying cabinet.

In this never-ending summer we are having in Texas as the sweat pours down my face I think of the Pacific and it cools my mind if only for a moment I am transported and the beauty of it sends shivers up my back………….Tohner

“It is good for man
To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish,
not to go down the dinosaur’s way
Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him
To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten
thousand years than the beaks of eagles.”
 Robinson Jeffers quote

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This entry was posted on August 21, 2011 by in Carvings.


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