A couple new bark carvings. I tried a new finish, boot cream polish. It does not darken the bark, but seems to seal it well.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Meet Knothead, he is carved from a half log of catalpa. He measures 15 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 3". I finished him by applying a liberal coat of polyurethane, and wiping off the excess with paper towels. I used a small dry brush to remove the excess in small areas where the polyurethane would pool. This allows a nice finish without the shine.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
This guy started out as half of a log of cedar. I started on him last October while demonstrating at Shoal Creek Living History Museum. Finally got around to finishing him. He measures 13" by 7" x 4" thick. I applied one coat of polyurethane and wiped off the excess.