The Eagle and the Rattlesnake had a home before it was made, it stands in a corporate office of a large American Company. Oddly enough the Eagles sibling from the same log is Aslan the Lion.
This Eagle stands over five feet high holding a Rattlesnake three inches in diameter, and six feet long. The wood is Western Red Cedar that has been finished with multiple coats of Watco Danish Oil. Danish Oil is mostly known for interior use however companies such as Bell Canoes recommend it for the Ash wood on their boats. I find it to be a great oil for coating for one of a kind pieces, providing a sealing effect without being too heavy.
The Eagle was sculpted in the summer of 2008 using a Husquavarna 375, echo 302, Stihl MS192 T, and various other wood shaping tools. All surfaces were finally hand sanded prior to finish oil application.