Sweet acacia (A. farnesiana) (genus (Acacia)/ subfamily Mimosoideae/ family Fabaceae/ From Right to Left:2 ) Raw Thorns1) Double Thorns hand carved / 4 Thorns hand carved3) Hand carved and sanded As I mention in one of my other Blogs, I like to utilize the whole parts of the tree, the is one of those cases.I cut down 3 saplings, cut off the branches, I very carefully striped the bark with a utility knife.Then carefully cut the thorns off with X-acto knife, with saw blade I decided ...
I’ve made a prototype of the knight, finally. It’s not perfect, but a good start. I’ll have to remake this one as I made a critical error in centering the cut on the front/rear view of the piece. I probably won’t post a video on this one as one piece takes me about an hour to make. I’ll post pictures as I get them done though. The eyes were made with a 1/4” forstner bit. The grooves for the hair were made with a v-groove carving chisel. All partial relief e...
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» ...
Hi, posting a new work – hand carved cross. Without words – everything is clesr wothout them. Enjoy! Also, on Youtube http://youtu.be/jnj5YUjX8ts WAIT FOR NEW BLOG ENTRY The work was made with special custom made carving tools made by the company «Khechoyan’...
http://bethesda.patch.com/articles/wood-carver-chisels-dying-tree-into-norwood-school-mascot#youtube_video-9731548carving a large hawk for a great group of kids
So here it is, the final glue up. I over clamped to be safe, not in the sense of clamping pressure but as far as where I was clamping. This glue up entailed gluing all 4 sets of tails and pins with the mitered front (all the same piece) of the carcass as well as gluing in the center of the floating panel. By glueing the center of the panel I control the movement of expansion and contraction to both edges, ensuring the gaps always stay very close to the same, also keeping them as smal...
this was a log that was destined for mulch saved and turned into art..now ready to be finished and will be my house # sign..lol
I am new here and I am really interested if I might pick up a few skills when it comes to wood works. I hope I could share a bit of the things that I know or will discover that is connected with wood works. Recently , I discovered a site when my uncle ordered a plaque, I think it was really nice, they offer different hand carved plaques, shadow boxes and more. This is one of those plaques: I’m not that good with my hands,and If you have any tips for me on what can I do so t...
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