|Project by windofthewoods||posted 04-07-2010 07:02 PM||1769 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Well this one was a labour of love. As I went my original design changed to what you now see. The inlays which were a first for me were a big pain in the but. The slightest razor sharp gap wasn’t good enough and in the end I did use some filler but not without some cursing first. It was a good experience and the more I got done the more I liked it. A little G & G meets NW Native design. The bottom inlay is jatoba with wenge and the top is myrtle burl with holly and wenge. The simple carving was surprisingly not so simple when using oak but time, patience, and a steady hand got through that. Rather difficult for only my second attempt at carving anything. As much as I really like this piece I let it go and donated it to a children’s hockey team so they could raffle it off and the money go towards jerseys, equipment, and other team expenses. The outer measurements of the frame came to 6’ long and 3’ 10” high. I finished it with several coats of wipe on poly.
-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada