|Project by Druid||posted 03-16-2011 12:04 AM||1759 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A while ago, I was asked to provide a holder for a Smokey Quartz crystal that had been purchased by the owner of a Yoga studio. Since the crystal was too beautiful to have any portion of it hidden, I decided to show all of it by carving a life-size version of my hand holding it. Yes, the crystal really is that large. My thumb is 1” wide just below the thumbnail.
I left the bulk of the section of the log intact for stability, but flattened the back to fit up against a wall when placed on a shelf in the studio entrance. The log had been fully dried with no checks, and the final stage of the carving had to be done from the inside out. By that I mean that the “inner” surfaces of the thumb and fingers had to be completed first in order to ensure a tight, upright fit for the crystal. Then the “outside” of the thumb and fingers had to be carved to match the positions of the inner surfaces. I wish I had taken photos of the process, but this project was done well before I found out about LumberJocks. I also am not sure as to the type of wood. Next time, I’ll keep notes. Enjoy.
-- John, British Columbia, Canada