|Project by ashe||posted 08-15-2014 08:03 PM||618 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I decided to try carve a person with the tools a have available to myself at the moment,the best tool I could think of for the job was the angle grinder with an 80 grit flap disk.I started my sketching a simple woman shape with as little detail as possible,then used carbon paper to transfer the image to my 2×2 block of beech wood.
The angle grinder is easy to work with but has a tendency to burn the wood which takes awhile to sand away when finished.I was surprised how well it turned out as its my first attempt at a person,as i add more flexcut tools ill do more of these figures and try carve the facial features etc,I seen a figure like this in a book and thought it looked nice even without the facial features so i reproduced as best i could from memory.
It is finished to 1200grit sandpaper and i applied Danish oil as the finish,I may put a coat of clear lacquer on when it drys.
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