|Project by Tom "BUG" Janos||posted 02-17-2012 05:58 PM||1378 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a 11-Point Buck I carved on commission for a friend of mine. He wanted it stylized and natural to show the wood grain. It is carved out of Butternut including the antlers. He has 10-points on top and one drop-tine for the 11th point.
The rack with the drop tine only took two tries as I was about 80% done when I broke it in the middle and had to start over again.
I named the piece “Winter ghost” as he is supposed to be walking down a snowbank.
This is also one of Desiree Haney’s patterns that I got out of one of my carving magazines and her book was used for additional ideas. I made a few changes I like turning and raising the head, the racks are larger with more points and the drop-tine, and the deer body size is larger. Hers is a smaller 8-point but Bill wanted a larger deer. Oh ya, hers is much much better carved than mine. Thanks Desiree.
This was the first deer I have carved as I lean more towards mice, roses, and birds.
-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006