|Project by oldwolf||posted 09-10-2012 10:54 PM||2415 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I am beginning to get pretty happy with what I am able to pull off in the carving department. In my opinion this is my best effort yet.
This is another Wine Ceremony Box built as a commission piece. It is Red Oak and the dimensions of the box are roughly 15” X 5” X 6” tall. The stock prep, surfacing, joinery, and carving all done by hand. No electrons were harmed in the construction of this box. I don’t have anything against electron genocide . . . I just like my way of doing things.
If you want to read more about my take on the build for this piece, I broke it down in more detail on my blog, Inside The Oldwolf Workshop. You can find the post here:
I know some folks out there are put back by the thought of carving oak but I find it really one of the more predictable woods I’ve carved, provided the grain pattern is good, tight, and straight. I find oak to be very predictable for this style of carving. I use a lot of controlled mallet work making these and that and reading the grain to my advantage helps the carving go smoothly.
Thanks for checking out my project,
Ratione et Passionis
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/