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First Black Walnut Piece
This is a post that describes the beginning of a piece in black walnut wood. It starts at the point of splitting the log in half.
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Closeup of crack in apple wood
This post illustrates how I filled cracks in an applewood sculpture using Elmer's glue, a metal spatula, and wood shavings.
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Southern yellow pine wood
This pine wood with its exceptionally vivid grain patterns required some very careful carving. But I think the result was worth it!
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"Sula", continued. The log has been cleaned off more. Can you see the wood chips all over the workbench and the floor? Cleaning can be messy!
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Cedar wood is known for its knots. A knot is simply the base of a branch. The wood fibers grow around the knot and can make for very tricky carving.
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Left profile of "Oriata" torso
I'm very happy with this piece now. Lorrie Goulet helped me through some rough patches, that's for sure! I look forward to carving Carrara marble again.
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"Oriata" Carrara torso in progress
I had to take off the too-small head. It was painful, but necessary. From then on, I've only used the material to carve pieces directly. No more maquettes.
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"Oriata" marble torso in progress
After cleaning off many of the tool marks, it starts to dawn on me that if a maquette doesn't have good proportions the finished piece won't either!
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Carrara marble block
I'm still working with my maquette. I didn't know the joys of direct carving at the time. Makes me cringe to think about that now.
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