Monday, August 5, 2013

Here's Merlin!

Here is the completed Merlin. He was hand carved from butternut 7" x 15" and 3" thick. He has a finish of 50/50 mixture boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits, and two light coats of satin lacquer. I love carving butternut, but it is getting harder to find. It holds detail well and has a beautiful grain. I am pretty happy with how Merlin turned out.