|Project by Josh Carte||posted 01-27-2015 09:56 PM||1360 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Found this really cool piece of Box Elder driftwood… It sat in my shop for a long time without me knowing really what it was. I knew that I liked the shape of the driftwood and the exterior appearance, but I had no idea that it was Box Elder. I love how this wood carves. It is very strong, but carves like a soft wood- sort of like Basswood. There is a little flame to this piece that is more evident on the back side- not in the pictures.
I began this carving, as I do many of my carvings, with a chainsaw. I used my Jawhorse as an extra set of hands to hold this log while I was carving it. I wouldn’t have been able to make this carving without the Jawhorse. Once it was shaped up with the chainsaw, I used my Foredom with different burs to detail and sand the carving. I finished it with 3 coats of spray satin urethane.
This tree is about 12” tall and around 5 1/2” wide. It is a free-standing carving. I have it listed in my shop if you’d like to check it out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt
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