|Blog series by Roger Strautman||updated 08-15-2007 12:18 PM||3 parts||5850 reads||20 comments total|
There was some interest in me bloging another carving and it happens to be a couple of acanthus carvings for the last Coat of Arms I bloged. This one is my design this time. These are approx. 6 1/2” X 14” each and this time they will be made from poplar wood. The last blog I didn’t show you my sharpening area which is to the right of where I carve. I have not found any better or quicker way to sharpen my carving tools than with this Jooltool. This is hands down...
I’m getting closer with this project. These pictures are between the 5 hrs. and 11 hrs. times. The tools I used so far were in a very large range of sizes. Anywhere from #3-10mm to a #9-4mm. I have used the fishtail #3-12mm the most so far.
Push goes to shove and then you have a completed project!!!! If you look closely you can see that the backside has been cut away to give the leaves a 3D appearance. Because I wasn’t going to be doing the appling of these I layed out the pieces with the Coat of Arms pattern as an example for those who were going to apply them. There was time limit on these so I was pushed rather quickly. I had a total of 16 hours from start to finish.