|Project by darkhollow||posted 05-07-2012 08:06 PM||1822 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
1 & 2) Pond Scene. Pine, 3’+ long, 1” high. This piece was roughed out with a chainsaw, then worked with hand tools. The idea came from the placement of a couple of knots in the wood, which became the eyes of the frog. Then the idea of a pond came to me, but I didn’t wand the “pond” to just sit on a table, so I decided to put the turtle under the whole thing. It is made of a solid piece of Pine.
3) Swan Bowl, Maple, 3’+ long. This piece was inspired by what I’ve heard and read of Scandinavian Beer Swans, from which beer was dipped with the use of smaller bird bowls which floated upon the beer. Chainsaw-roughed.
4) Swan Bowl II, Cherry, 3 1/2 feet long. Chainsaw-roughed.
5) Two Birds and a Snake, Apple, each is about 7 -8” long. Carved under the base of each bird is a cracking egg
6) Tea Bowl, American Holly, 3” diameter. This piece was carved from a doorknob sized “wart” on a holly tree which a friend of mine tossed to me one day on his way back from gathering firewood. It was inspired by Japanese Tea Bowls, and is one of the few pieces that I knew I was making for my own use!
-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...