|Project by Roman Hrytsak||posted 997 days ago||947 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
There was still some ash left over from the fin (flipper) project. I liked the grain so I decided to carve a prototype for another carving course I will be holding at Lee Valley this coming June. Since we will be carving soapstone with files and rasps, I decided to free form this bear. It has the rear end of a grizzly and the front of a polar bear. But it was enjoyable to do and the grain in the wood adds character. I’ll get better before the course date.
I stayed away from the pea and ash joke! That was hard for me to do!!!
Tools: Foredom with flex shaft, Saburr-tooth and typhoon bits, 1/4 shaft sanding drum, 220 grit sand paper. Also a small Dremel with a WeCheer flexshaft with 3/32 ” collet. Picked this shaft up at an Estethicians supply store. If any of you have a small Dremel tool, this Wecheer product works like a charm and does not break the bank. Comes in either 3/32” or 1/8” collet in separate shafts. This shaft is only good for detailing work and not hogging out large hunks of wood. I also pruchased a foot pedal for the little dremel and that gives you great control of the tool.
-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!