|Project by Waterlog||posted 11-22-2014 07:09 PM||1171 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Carving a sign requires a lot of patience and persistence. However, the effort pays off because the result is something you can be proud of. The people that see it may be impressed but they really have no idea how much work is involved. There were 39 letters in this sign and 2 decorations. It was the first time I had carved a “shell”. This sign was made from a wide red oak board. I chose it because the size was right for what I had planned. The end product will not materialize until it has weathered outside to a gray color. The hardest part or should I say the most challenging part was carving details in the red oak. The dark lines of the grain are so large and porous, they do not cooperate with the carving tools. The chisels at times want to push the wood instead of slicing it causing fractures and breakage. But with care and lots of sharpening of the tools and watching the grain direction, it gets done. So, there it is. Thanks for looking, I will be happy to help anyone out if you have questions, I have carved a few signs in different materials.
-- LWB Waterlog