|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-15-2014 02:16 PM||1051 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This was created as a Valentine’s Day gift for my lovely wife.
Being my first attempt at any kind of carving, I think I made every step of the way much more difficult than I could have.
I used Poplar, which I found out later is quite difficult to carve with hand tools.
I used bench chisels and not carving tools. I didn’t own any carving tools, so I made do.
This guy took a lot of effort, but my wife loved it and that’s what matters in the end!
It’s around 16 inches high and started out as 3/4” stock.
Finished with some tinted wax I made for this purpose.
By the way, I now have some really good carving burrs for my Dremel that makes this work a breeze! ;-)
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