This is my first attempt at Blogging.
I’ve been planning on building a fireplace mantel for quite a few years now. So late this fall I started on this project. The cold weather got an early start this year , so I couldn’t finish it, so I brought it to town to work on it this winter.
My sweetheart has been snapping pics. of my progress. They turned out pretty good, so I’d like to share some with you.
The shelf is made of 3/4” Birch plywood, with a Black Ash fascia board. I like Black Ash for carving. It looks similar to Oak , but is softer, almost the same as Basswood.
This is one of the patterns transfered to the board. Their will be a total of about 5 separate relief carvings on this project. I scaled these patterns down from patterns shown in Wood Carving Illustrated magazine, by Lora S. Irish. You can also download patterns from her website. www.CarvingPatterns.com. She also is a moderator on www.woodcarvingillustrated.com
If you wish, you can view my Gallery at http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/3627
There will be a slight delay before I get to working on this again, because I’m in the process of reorganizing my workshop. I’ll add some more pics. when I start working on it again.
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