|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 08-25-2006 09:15 PM||3878 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I drove a heavy equipment mining truck back in 1952 & 1953.
Many years later when I viewed this scene in a photograph. It’s exactly the same kind of truck I drove, a 34 ton Euclid.
I thought, I’m going to try carving this scene.
I had this 2” X 10” plank. I’m not sure, but I think it’s Red Oak, but its grain pattern looks a lot like Black Ash. It had the same feel that Red Oak has while carving, so I called it Red Oak. I jointed & glued 2 pieces with a closely matched grain alignment that turned out nicely.
I had it displayed without a frame for quite awhile, but adding the frame to it seemed to enhance the whole carving.
The frame is constructed of Black Walnut & Basswood. The 2 woods seem to really compliment each other along with the Red Oak.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1