Friday, August 16, 2013

First Ornaments for Christmas 2013

And so the Christmas carving season begins.....
I am actually getting a later start than usual, but here is the first batch. A tip to painters, don't throw out those pizza boxes. I recycle them by using them at my paint station. They contain the mess, and come in handy when I want to move the carvings outside to spray on a couple coats of lacquer. I keep a carving knife close by in case I get a little sloppy. It's easier to let the stray paint dry and carve it off, than try and wipe the wet paint away. It usually makes a bigger mess. I also have a piece of scrap basswood if I want to test the shade of paint mix, and a pair of magnifying glasses to help my old tired eyes.

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