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I Carved the Sun #2: - Carving the Larger Sun

10-04-2011 09:02 PM by helluvawreck | 15 comments »

This sun was carved from a pattern by the wonderful artist and woodcarver, Lora S. Irish and is in her book, 101 Artistic Relief Patterns for Woodcarvers, Woodburners & Crafters. I love her patterns and this book is a favorite of mine. The first part of the blog was carving the little sun. However, before I got through carving the little sun I made up my mind that it wasn’t large enough or deep enough so I decided I would carve another one that was larger and deeper and also use ...

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I Carved the Sun #1: - Carving the Smaller Sun

09-21-2011 10:47 PM by helluvawreck | 18 comments »

About 4 weeks ago I carved this sun. It is a pattern by Lora S. Irish from her book, 101 Artistic Relief Patterns for Woodcarvers, Woodburners & Crafters. I really do like the patterns in this book. After cutting and sanding the basswood blank I attached the pattern and carbon paper and carefully traced the pattern by hand. As you can see this basswood is somewhat grainy. I didn’t think that it would matter that much. I began carving by outlining the inner wall ...

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