|Project by swampi||posted 06-03-2013 06:52 AM||1697 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
This was created from a piece of Pear Wood trimmed from one of my trees, and had been laying in a burn pile for a year or so. I happened upon it while adding more limbs and thought that it had an interesting character
and decided to try my hand at carving something. The choice of area’s to carve wasn’t the best, because there
is a lot of decayed (really soft) wood there as well as extremely firm texture. While carving it and removing as
much or little as I dared of the soft wood, and having to re-do features several times, this carving resulted in
a recessed area of this facet of the piece.
This is my first attempt at carving anything in a proportional aspect, although I’ve whittled balls in cages and
other little stuff before.
Knives, Files, Gouges and burrens (sp)
Total Height of wood, not carving is 5 1/2 in (140 mm)
An Eagle, using ultra miniature knives, gouges and “Shofu” high-speed air tool.
-- Harry - Bonifay, FL