Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wood Spirit

This guy is carved from 3" thick cottonwood bark. Finished with Howard's Feed 'N' Wax. He measures 12  1/2" long and 4 1/2" wide.

Horse Bust Final Update

Finally finished my horse bust.I tried a different finish on this carving. I brushed on a liberal amount of polyurethane, and then wiped off all that I could with paper towels. There is enough on there to seal the carving, but not give it a plastic look. He is mounted on a walnut base.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Horse Bust Update #3

Made some progress on the horse bust. After making sure he was carved as smooth as I could get him . I then started  the sanding process. I started profiling with 80 grit. You have to be careful or you can lose a lot of detail in a hurry. Then I changed to 120 grit. I am now using 220 grit. I will finish with 320 grit before applying a finish.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Year, New Carving

I decided to get out of my comfort zone on the first carving of 2016. I don't carve a lot of animals so this should be a challenge. This horse head project is from a dvd by Ian Norbury. I am using 3" basswood for the carving.