Driftwood Carving.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 338 days ago 857 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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#1 posted 338 days ago

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 338 days ago

Very very nice John.

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#3 posted 338 days ago

Cool—beautiful carvings!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 337 days ago

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

-- RusticJohn

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#5 posted 335 days ago

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 335 days ago

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

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#7 posted 334 days ago

Great adapting the faces to the shape of the wood.

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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