|Project by Bob Collins||posted 12-30-2009 10:00 AM||1456 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
I have been asked to carve the four Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Ariel. They are to be 3 foot high and full bodies statues. Project also included turned stands for each with vines and leaves. Never being shy of trying something new I carved this 1 foot high model as a confidence booster and to show i could produce. All I have to do now is track down suitable pieces of wood large enough for the project.
This is the foot high model, finished with wood dyes and clear Estapol.
The client wanted the carvings in Camphor Laurel, I found this blank that is 6 foot x 4 1/2 foot and 3 inches thick and would cost over Aus$300.00, we are now looking for a cheaper alternative. I am curently working on a larger version, carving in layers that would be glued and pegged together.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.