|Project by Heidi Neely||posted 03-05-2011 12:43 AM||10189 views||7 times favorited||56 comments|
Hey everyone…...It’s been quite a while since I’ve had anything much to post, so it feels good to finally get another carving done :) This is a carving of the “Boyce Family Crest” ...my maiden name. I started on this little project way back in October, believe it or not, and got so busy with the holidays and stuff that it got completely pushed aside. I finally got back to it over the last month (weekends mostly, or an odd evening here and there), and finally here it is! :) It’s going to be a gift that I’ll ship out to my dad for Father’s Day….he’s very much into family history, so it will be right up his alley.
This carving is done in Mahogany, and measures approx. 9 1/4” x 11 3/4”. As in all my carvings, it’s done completely by hand with hand chisels and a mallet and some elbow grease….no power carvers. I wanted to keep some of the tooling marks in it to keep that hand carved look….wasn’t aiming for smooth perfection, lol! It’s finished with 3 coats of Minwax brush on Poly…sanded with 220 in between coats.
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”