|Project by Josh Carte||posted 01-01-2015 08:07 PM||1063 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This tree is carved in a piece of dry, Apple wood. It measures 11 3/4” tall, 4” wide and 3” thick. This wood will not change or split any further. There is a split down the back side of the tree that occurred as this piece of Apple was drying naturally in the woods.
I began carving this pine tree with a chainsaw and then moved on to a few different hand tools to complete the carving. Shaping the tree with a chainsaw goes pretty quick, but all of the detail in this tree really takes a great deal of time. It is finished with 3 coats of urethane to protect the wood. This is a free-standing sculpture.
I must say that Apple is probably the hardest wood I’ve carved so far.