If anyone out there can help it has to be someone here at Lumberjocks!
I am working on a Christmas gift for friends and I could use a little guidance!
A sign for the new fence and the theme is OLD and Weathered plus a bunch of love.
I will call it “My Honeybears”
My neighbors love old and weathered “stuff”
I found a solid piece of an old stump –
Now I want to add (carved letters) “Here Bee Honeybears” and a couple of carved and applied “Pooh Bears”
Here is where I am at now,
What I am hoping for is some advice on shaping the piece so that it looks good!
I think I have done OK so far but I am unsure how “far” I should go!
The bears are only about 1/4” thick and getting them to look right is a struggle for me.
Advice? Critique? Anybody care to share their 2 cents?
I am using the few carving chisels and a Dremel with several different bits, all I have on hand.
A few new pictures showing a “little” progress!
I finally figured out that it would be easier to have more space for the clamps so I hot melt glued them to some scraps of 1/4 melamine.
Now all I need to do is make some kind of carving “stand” to make it easier on my neck! Any advice there would also be appreciated!
And the second hunnybear,
The background, letters carved.
The “work space”, also showing the paints I will use.
And a bow to our famous and loved Mads, notice the pipe?
The chisels and rotary tools,
And a couple of TS sleds on the other wall just for fun!
More later as I make more progress, maybe even a picture of the happy faces of the recipients??
This is where I am at on the LAST of the carving!
Any advice before I start painting??
-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!