|Project by Roger Strautman||posted 06-21-2015 11:52 AM||1134 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This carving project was a long road. I started this in January and have worked on it off and on since. I made this using 8/4 basswood glued together to make a 3’x5’ panel. The finial is two pieces which allows the holly wood rope to appear to wrap under the ball. There was a lot of grinding,sanding, and carving on this piece. The white areas are bleached so the grain would show thru to some extent. The stars and lettering are all hand carved using a knife.
-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"