|Project by woodworker59||posted 05-26-2013 02:46 PM||1112 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Hey, hope everyone is doing well this morning, my very best to you all.
thought I would give another try at the carving thing, my Hummingbird came out fairly well,
so thought I would try something else. Anyone of you who had kids or grandkids will recognize
Scud here as the dog who lived next door with the evil kid who blew up toys.. Sid was his name and Scud was his dog.. so here he is in all his glory…. SCUD…. made from a solid 2 1/2” block of cherry. I will say that the Hondo Mahogany carved much easier than this cherry, but you can get a sharper line or edge with the cherry. If I had to carve a lot of something, would much prefer the mahogany. I used Cocobolo for the nose and eyes, and gave him a quick coat or two of Danish Oil. He was made mostly with knives, some chisels, and two gouges. Also many rasps, files and much sand paper..lots and lots of sanding… then I sanded some more.. hahaha.. Is sanding not the bane of woodworking… I love just about everything there is about woodworking except the sanding.. If I have one major flaw in my work, its that I run out of steam in the sanding department before the piece is truly done.. I have to force myself to go back and do more sanding..Its not that I don’t think it needs it, it just that I don’t want to do it.. Just getting lazy in my advanced years I guess.. well enjoy Scud… I did,,,, best to all ><>> Papa