|Project by KoryK||posted 12-20-2011 03:17 AM||4646 views||25 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a piece that I made for a coworker that wanted it for his wife for Christmas. He told me that he wanted something celestial, so I went to the internet to see what I could find. I found 4 pictures of what I thought he might like. As it turned out he liked something about each one, so I used certain things out of all of them to make one pattern.
After starting cutting I knew I was in trouble to get it finished before Christmas. I worked on it Monday-Thursday after work, then spent 12hrs in the shop on Friday and 14hrs each on Saturday and Sunday.
I tried to combine intarsia and wood carving for this project. Please note that I have not carved in a while and I have never attempted a face, so please be kind with your comments. The faces were carved with the exception of the eyes. I really enjoyed doing both and would like to make more with both art forms. If anyone have any ideas please let me know.
It was made out of cocobolo, purple heart, blood wood, curly maple, aspen, yellow heart, teak, ebony (no stains were used to achieve colors). It is 16 inches tall x 18 inches wide and is 1 ½ inches thick in places. It was finished with a clear satin finished.
Thanks for looking,
-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory