|Project by DocHamm||posted 11-16-2016 08:24 PM||957 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
My one and only carving class had us making these shelf geese. A few family members saw it, liked it, and wanted one for their desks or shelves. So I carved up a bunch in different woods and gave them out with other gifts for the holidays. This one is made of Linden (Basswood) and coated with Deft clear satin. They are quick and easy to carve. I went on to carve ones from walnut, cherry, cedar, apple, butternut and a few other woods. It was an interesting learning experience trying different wood species. I can see why some are preferred over others. Some wood types are better for detail than others and for simple projects, like this one, Linden or Butternut are excellent choices. Cheers!
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