Also, video blog is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzqKl-QOwA&feature=youtu.be
I was looking for some photos and saw this – very old, and remembered that long time ago saw rare architecture, sculptures and houses in Riga.
I always liked how the tree with impression of the ages looks. It reminded me my childhood, when my grandfather was making different things in «old style». The more things changed, the more they stay the same – and in this time «old style» is very popular and it’s a very famous method. It really can be named «von Einik family style». Because I received all techniques, methods and recipes from my grandfather. And so far I didn’t see things such quality anywhere.
I used cedar, because it’s better transmit the «smell of the ship». in the old ships cedar was used for furniture and things which are don’t have weight for the ship. I didn’t use the electrical tools, because I just very like such things and it’s shows better the structure of those times, what is very important for me.
You can see the shavings on the photos which I had after the work – so you can see the carving method special for this tree. it’s specialty – not short, but long cutting.
ONLY TWO SCREWS used in the ready frame – for the rope on which this picture will be held on the wall. Every screw which you see in the frame now – will be taken out then to put the wooden nails inside.
when I was making this «Old Riga tavern Window» I was also giving the classes for teaching «von Einik family style» and made a lot of photos of my students work.