After I get the idea from a picture and the drawings are done it’s time for the roughtout of the basic elements and too get tons of reference pictures that will be used throughout this project. I should point out that I’m going to use all natural woods so some thought had to go into want woods will look good together, contrast, along with which woods will give the affects of realism. My wood selections are as follows. Cross=basswood and walnut, Linen=butternut, Candleholder=butternut, Candle=pink ivory, book=lacewood, book cover=blackwood, ribbon=bloodwood, bookmarker=purpleheart.
I want this to be as realistic as I can make it to the 1800’s. period. I was going to carve the candleholder but I thought that it would take away from the focal point,the cross and bible. I do plan on carving on the facets of the candleholder which should give it that period of time I’m looking for.
I chose to lathe the candlestick and as you can see I made a second piece to slip over it so I can carve the candles drips.
It took a little thought on how to make the linen so it would not only hang on the cross but flow under the book and candleholder along with how to carve it.
If something doesn’t look right that’s because I’m not much of a bloger. More to come. Enjoy!
-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"