|Project by Josh Carte||posted 12-12-2014 08:44 PM||4161 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a custom carving that a fella’ is having me create for his wife. She is graduating from Oklahoma State University Medical School, and this will either be her Christmas or Birthday gift….depending on when I get it completely finished :)
This guy is around 10” tall and carved in Basswood. I don’t work with Basswood a whole lot, but Dr. Pete has been a fun challenge. I’ve included a photo of the rough, early stages and also a photo before paint. There’s a lot more that goes into this type of carving than I realized. First, there is math to get the appropriate proportions. Then, there is blocking out on the band saw. Next comes the fun part, getting to carve. Lastly, the long, tedious painting…. Man oh man, this thing has been a project :)
Sure hope this new doctor loves her Dr. Pete carving :) I sure love him!