Driftwood Carving.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 09-16-2013 08:59 AM 1250 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoyed making this as the wood carved beautifully and took very fine detail. The wood was roughly triangular in cross section being thick and flat at the top and thin and sharp at the bottom. It was a bit of a challenge to fit the faces into the surfaces available. The design is a amalgam of shapes I have seen at various times that have been adapted to fit.

The wood is beech as far as I can tell. Originally pink-ish in colour with a fine grain. As the carving is intended to hang in a garden I have finished it with polyurethane. Not quite proper for carvings but at least the wood will get a little more durability.

-- RusticJohn

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 02:00 PM

Those are some beautifully detailed carvings, John. I like beech wood too for woodworking but cannot begin to carve like you do! I turn it!!.............Cheers, Jim

-- 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 02:15 PM

Very very nice John.

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 04:44 PM

Cool—beautiful carvings!

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 09:15 PM

Thank you for the comments. I really like this piece. Especially the two little faces.

-- RusticJohn

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 12:43 PM

Great carving 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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#6 posted 09-19-2013 07:11 PM

Amazing piece! Like every great detail on the wood. Each face has its own character. Excellent carving!

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 02:43 AM

Great adapting the faces to the shape of the wood.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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