|Project by Brit||posted 02-18-2015 12:11 AM||1529 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
This week’s hotel room carving project was a little coffee scoop made out of some English beech I picked up last autumn in the New Forest national park near where I live. Beech is not the easiest wood to carve with a knife due to its hardness, especially when the item is this small. I got through it though, albeit with some sore thumbs from pressing the back of the knife. There’s no finish on it as yet, but it will probably get a couple of coats of walnut oil at the weekend.
Strange to think that each one of those shavings represents a knife cut isn’t it? Sure didn’t seem that many when I was making it. The only problem is that I’ve finished and it is only Tuesday. What am I going to do for the rest of the week? LOL.
Thanks for looking.
-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)