|Project by BrentB||posted 05-12-2016 08:05 PM||1110 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a Hook’em Horns sculpture made out of scrap pieces of Mesquite burl. As for the size I can tell you it’s the same size as my hand since I used it as a reference. I went to school at Texas in the early 80’s and wondered if I could sculpt the school’s hand signal out of wood.
When it comes to Mesquite burl I never throw anything away so I used my band saw to cut uniform pieces and glued them together in various size blocks.
I’ve never done this before, but having a medical background I thought I’d build individual joints, glue them together and work my way down from the finger tips to the wrist.
I used my band saw to rough cut individual pieces. I used my belt and disc sander to roughly shape each piece then completed the detail work with various rotary tool attachments and hand sanding.
The base was cut from the end of a well weathered piece of Mesquite to which I added the letters to spell TEXAS.
I left a portion of the base in its natural state because I love to incorporate natural edges. I finished the piece with a clear epoxy spray.
-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.