|Project by TravisH||posted 12-16-2014 04:31 AM||707 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My grandfather had always carved figurines as gifts. The first Christmas after he passed away I decided to make sure that my mom would have an additional figurine to add to her collection that was reminiscent of something he would do for her.
Not something I would see myself doing very often as not really my thing (would rather try carving a realistic fish for example) but was an enjoyable experience and like most projects good skill building and incorporation of new techniques. Also was the final push to get a bigger band saw as I after laying out the pattern split into four pieces cut then glued back together.
Basswood, acrylic paints, and matte finish/wax.
Pattern was from WoodCarving Illustrated Hand Carved Holiday Gifts, volume 2