|Project by JTRid43||posted 04-14-2007 04:30 AM||1920 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Here are some unfinished carvings in the shop, or The Zone as I like to call it. These are all bass wood and hand carved. I do use a band saw to cut the bulk away but the rest is all done by hand. Using a burr tool or sanding drum only furs the wood. I alway use a sharp knives and gouges. And I mean sharp. I go a little crazy with sharpening things. Even my shovels are sharp enough you could shave with. That comes from my days working as a firefighter with the Calif Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection. We always kept an extremely sharp edge on all our tools. But back to these carvings. I actually have them painted and almost complete. My wife has the camera at a quilt show right now but I will get them posted for you soon. I also have some others to post so look for those. They are not the best for the ones I have seen out there and not nearly as good as the ones I saw here. You all are very talented. I feel that I am lacking in that department when I look at the wonderful things you guys have made. But My hopes are that I can learn from you and better my skills as a wood craftsman.
-- In His Grip,