|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 11-15-2010 04:44 PM||1295 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Got some things done yesterday while I had the house to myself. This “turning” is a somehat annual tradition that I started a couple of years ago. Each year, I carve a Santa for a collector I know. In return, she lets me keep half of my stuff.
He started life on the lathe, between centers and became a “bullet”. From there, I used a picture of another carvers work as a starting point for layout:
I think there is enough different in scale, execution, and color to make it 51% original, and I can see doing this type of work again.
The coloring was done with Mixol pigments in lacquer, cut about 50/50 with lacquer thinner. About 2-3 drops of Mixol is all it takes. The stuff goes a long way.