|Project by KnotCurser||posted 11-09-2010 02:01 AM||2702 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
My tribute to one of the greatest contributors to science in human history – Charles Darwin.
The first time I saw this graphic I fell in love with it’s simplicity and staggering meaning.
I have to say that this was by far my most difficult scroll-work to date. Each figure frazzled my nerves trying to get every tiny detail just perfect without snapping anything off.
Overall size is only 8×5 1/2 inches, so each figure is very tiny. I used a combination of blades, mostly a very tiny spiral blade for most of it and then a jeweler’s blade for the detail work.
Wood used is a solid piece of 1/8” thick white oak – I cut it free form and left a piece of live edge on it as well to relay a primitive kind of feel.
As always, a soak in lemon oil, then backed by thick felt.
Update on 23 Nov 2010: A Fellow LJ Member has Purchased this piece – Thanks gbvinc – see his comments way below!
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com