|Project by seamster||posted 12-19-2015 01:00 AM||830 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I made this piggy bank for one of my kids.
It was made by layering up old pine boards, and then carving down to the final shape.
This was actually my first power carving project ever. Suffices to say the pine layers with various grain directions and densities provided an interesting introduction to the art form!
I made many mistakes and had to do a lot of improvising along the way, but it was a good learning experience. The pig was finished with various layers of stains, shellac coatings, and some acrylic paint “weathering”, followed by many more coats of shellac both inside and out. Buffed with steel wool, and then waxed.