|Project by Tom "BUG" Janos||posted 12-27-2011 01:57 AM||2215 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This was my wife’s Christmas gift this year. It is 100% wood. The roses, leaves and stems are carved out of Basswood, The base is Oak with no stain only Clear High Gloss Poly. The leaf stems are actually toothpicks that I heat and bend just because they tend to be stronger then Basswood is when you carve it that thin (like my other roses). All the leaf stems and the edge of the petals are soaked in real thin superglue to help make them stronger. I have no idea of the hours it took me so don’t ask. I know it took forever as I started it in September and my wife kept coming down stairs to my shop while I was working on it and I would have to hide it and pretend to be working on something else. It took me 3 days to assemble, paint it, and mount it onto the base.
This will be a one of a kind as I will not do another one with 3 roses because I want it to be special to her. I will however do them with any other number of roses upon request.
Visit my online store at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignerFirewood to see what carvings I have for sale.
I found out yesterday when I was working the woodcarving booth at the Minnesota State Fair, for one of my carving clubs, that these roses took 4th Place in the Misc Category and my latest cane took 3rd place in the Canes and Walking Sticks Category.
-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006