|Project by gavinzagreb||posted 03-27-2012 03:59 PM||1325 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
First I apologize to anyone who doesn’t think this should be on the projects page. It is however a finished project and it is obviously made of wood. Rather simple as it may be.
It’s a bad photo taken in fading light so it’s hard to see that I power carved the top slightly convex and i rounded over the edges.
A vacant lot near my workshop had all the trees cut down last week and I’ve been waiting to see what they were going to do with them. Nothing it seems. As I passed today i noticed they were chopping them into smaller logs and i asked what the plan was. They were clearing the land for building and the wood would either be burnt or taken to land fill. Scored some oak logs and some of what ever this one in the picture is. It is kind of hard to tell what kind of tree when it’s all in bits and has no foliage. I’m thinking Birch from the bark but I don’t really know.
Is there a clear coat of some sort i can put on these after the carving that will reduce cracking as they dry ?
If it is Birch, has anyone here made anything from Birch bark ?
I know it was used for canoes.