|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 10-05-2009 09:34 AM||3107 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This is the first of my wildlife series carvings – it started out the project of building myself a bar with a wildlife theme. I carved this with the help of my father who clearly believed it was out of my league, until we pulled it off.
The pattern entitled “High Point Ridge” is a Lora S. Irish pattern (http://www.carvingpatterns.com) modified slightly to fit the scale of the panel.
Relief is about ½” depth, carving is done by hand using 18th century cast steel antique tools. Detail is burned in. Tinting is acrylic paint – finish is shellac sealer with Waterlox tung oil varnish finish.
Material solid 5/4” walnut backed by cross planks to avoid any movement – EVER … these are thick with the batons in place. They float within the framework that creates a bar front.
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-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com