Another busy weekend has come and gone. The speed that time passes continues to amaze me. I must be busy.It is cool here this morning, with just a bit of rain. After the past few days which were rather warm and sticky, I am happy for the change. Although our weather here in Nova Scotia seems very mild in when I hear about how hot it has been in other places. I feel very fortunate.I made some progress on my "Nevermore" plaque yesterday. I didn't quite complete it, but it will be ...
I made good progress on my scrolled version of the "Nevermore" plaque although it did not come without its challenges. It was nothing that I couldn't overcome, but it took some real thought to sort some of the process out in my mind and make it work how I intended. But after spending the day laying things out and finally getting the chance to cut the pieces at the scroll saw, I am fairly happy with the results. Below is a photograph of where it sits as I write this morning: S...
Modified my jig to allow upward cuts with the gouges to finish the back of the neck, and start the left side as well. A few more days will bring some sanding, fur detail with V-tools, then a light smoothing with some 600 grit Abranet.
I’m not an expert in Live Edge work. I’m doing this blog because I’m making this as a wedding gift, and I thought the recipients might find it interesting after they receive it. Perhaps some folks on LJ might find it helpful as they work through similar issues. I found an image on the net that serves as an inspirationIt will not be a copy at all, since I’ll be using a thinner slab, different wood, and a variation on the design. I’d already decided to do a w...
Final phases; ‘Hair of the dog’. on the last push, shaping all the fur from back of the neck to the front. Last detailing before sanding will be done with V-tools.
In this project video I show you how to make a baking board.
Eyes and temporal areas are done, it’s smooth sailing from here on in. When I come back to this next week, I will finish the carving, and then sanding will be next.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=637nmSZ7aNA Follow along as I walk through my wood working shop while I talk about the projects and tools that are currently in the shop. Oh I start with a quick look at my new movable chicken coop!
Some pics of the dog and a few of the reference I am using, left eye is almost done….
Jowls and cheeks are done, but for some slight shaping when I join the jaw and throat fur. Next are the eyes, God give me strength!
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