Friday, November 21, 2014

Totem Pole Carving

I recently helped carve another totem pole for the Boy Scouts at Camp Naish Boy Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The first day was in September, the weather was nice and we carved outside. We started on the nine feet long red oak log by debarking and laying out the design. Then Paul roughed in with a chainsaw, and we started in with mallet and chisels.

Day two was in November, we were able to move the log into the maintenance building and work inside. I worked on the chief's face, I think it turned out pretty good. Still needs some detail work before paint. I also took some photos of a few of the totem poles around camp.