|Project by Josh Carte||posted 07-23-2014 06:55 PM||1123 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a pierced relief carving in Cherry. I really like this piece of wood because there is quite a bit of burl to it, natural edge and bark. I harvested this standing dead timber from my own woods a while back. I milled the slab out with a chainsaw and let it dry above my garage.
The creative part began with a quick drawing on the wood. Then, to the bandsaw for some shaping. Next, jigsaw time. Then, a little routering and on to the carving bench. There, I finished using rotary hand tools, i.e. burs and fast-moving sharp instruments :) Finished with spray lacquer.
This carving is around 8” tall, 20” wide and 2” thick.