|Project by MichaelA||posted 04-18-2011 02:01 AM||1669 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
Well Terri and I are back in Texas and I are gearing back up for some new projects Our last art sale at Halo Flight Benefit just about cleaned us out of projects.This otter is made from Texas ebony and is with out doubt the hardest wood I have encountered,(Mesquite wood, would be considered bass wood.) I broke 2 pfeil chisels on it and almost cried..I have been carving Pancho Villa in Mesquite for quite awhile now, 4’ high statue.This Texas ebony is one of the most beautiful grained and colored wood there is. Also it is very heavy.I have a 12’ high stump lined up,we are going to have to have at least a 680 backhoe to pick it up to load it.
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"