|Project by mungletroll||posted 08-27-2013 at 11:44 PM||806 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a small carving, overall it’s about 280mm tall, the first photo shows my rose in a turned wooden vase. The rose is what I carved and the vase was turned by my late Father.
I used Lime for this one but was never really happy with the wood, I find it too open grained, soft and easy to carve but not hard enough to give a nice finish “straight from the knife”. The likes of apple, cherry, box etc.. all give a really nice finish without having to use abrasives.
Overall this piece took around 10 – 12 solid hours of carving spread over a week or so. A few minutes stolen here and there.
I generally carve using a knife and a few small gouges and for me it is imperative that the tools are absolutely sharp and mirror polished when I’m carving to give the best possible finish. I hate abrasives and try to avoid using them at all costs.
-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?