|Project by Canexican||posted 12-24-2015 08:12 PM||1686 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
I organize a gift exchange at work every year with the criteria that all gifts need to be handmade. This duck was my offering, I was inspired to create him by artist Tim Bergren. I saw his beautiful work at a KOA by Mount Rushmore last summer on our family vacation.
I went material hunting on my in-laws ranch. This cedar fence post was well over 175 years old and the color and aroma were amazing. I only used a band saw, pneumatic angle die grinder and a lot of hand sanding. The finish is multiple coats of gloss lacquer.
I do not consider myself a wood carver, but I am intrigued with this art form and will continue to work on my skills in this media. My job position has changed many times over the past 4 years, and I feel that this would be a great way to deal with work related stress. The only thing on my New Year Resolution list this year is to get back to woodworking.
I wish everyone a Blessed Holiday Season and only the Very Best in the New Year.