|Project by Ellen||posted 03-25-2006 03:23 PM||8274 views||14 times favorited||48 comments|
I love to create sculptures that are also boxes or other functional works of art. I start with drawings and start with cutting the basic shape out with the band saw. I then start working with a very rough tool on an angle grinder to refine the shape. From there I work through all layers of sandpaper. I start with 60 grit and go all the way to 4000 grit, for a silky satin finish that you don’t want to put down. My favorite finish is tung oil.
This sculpted box is 8.5×8 x 8 inches. It is made of Cherry, Bubinga and burled maple. It is lined with swede leather. I try to make my sculptures from wood, so that people look at it and say, “how did you do that?”
One of my goals is to exhibit in a art gallery.
I work with most power tools and a lathe.