SUNBURST LODGE- NEWEST CHALLENGE
I know it’s seems awhile since I’ve blogged, but I have completed engraving a gunstock, wine bottles, etc.
As I blogged earlier in February, regarding our stay at a bed and breakfast, the owner requested a carving of a “wildlife” 3-dimentional figure on a large pine log.
Since I don’t have the opportunity right now to carve on site and most of my carvings/engravings were relief and semi-relief, I wanted to take this challenge.
I asked if I could carve a wildlife theme at my studio and “attach the carving to the post”. The owner, Nancy, agreed.
My main objective, will be carving a mountain lion climbing the post, that I need to complete by mid-June!
So, currently, I have to think “outside the box” and carve similar to a chainsaw artist.
So my journey begins!
My first practice piece is a Ponderosa Pine: 8 ½ inches wide x 30 inches in circumference x 30 inches high. I am carving a hawk-like bird. Here’s the first initial carving stage.
First, I am fortunate enough to have a friend, Don, to assist me by using a chainsaw for the initial carving outline. Thank you Don!
Than from that point on, I am using other larger tools, such as: mini-grinders, sanders, dremel, to finally my ultra-high speed drill for detail.
I will concentrate mostly on the hawk-like bird profile face, because it’s a great practice piece to start off with.
I will keep you posted.
Thanks again for your visit and following my journey!