|Project by James Wright||posted 02-13-2016 02:40 PM||658 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This was the first time I have ever jumped into freehand carving. and most people thought I was an idiot for choosing Purple heart, padauk, Mahogany, and White Oak, but I figure why not go all in. I learn best by jumping in (often at the deep end)
Most of the carving was done with a 3MM bench chisel and a small gouge from my great grand father. I ended up buying a carving knife as well.
I started laminating all the layers with matching grain direction but both of the pieces of Padauk had reversing grain so that made it kind of fun.
It is finished with a wipe on poly.
In the end I learned more then I expected, but I ended up with more then I expected to.
Here is a build video I put together to show the whole build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsPgbLeuWP4
-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright