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Another Driftwood Carving.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 09-15-2013 07:53 AM 1046 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was quite pleased with this carving. The original wood was pretty dismal and I couldn’t see anything in it. Also low relief carving is not my strong point and so I had to work hard to get a good 3D effect. However bit by bit a face began to emerge. The wood is thin so it was a matter of cutting deep enough to get the relief without unduly weakening the thing. In fact it did get a bit thin in places.

The wood is pine and is full of holes. I stained it to give a more pleasing colour and to bring out the features. The whole exercise has convinced me that there is always a great shape hidden in wood. The trick is to look hard enough to reveal the inner beauty. Just like people really.

-- RusticJohn





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 01:31 PM

Very cool. The colors of the wood make it seem on fire!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 04:41 PM

Another very attractive piece.

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 02:19 PM

Wonderful carving! You always find the beauty within those drift woods. Excellent work!

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 03:35 PM

This is a really nice carving. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 09-27-2013 04:33 PM

I really like the characters you reveal in your pieces John.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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