Sunday, September 20, 2009

3rd Wood Carving Part 2...

A photo of me working on my 3rd Wood Carving...

After todays lot of work on the woodcarving.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Starting my Third Wood Carving

For my Third Woodcarving I thought I would try doing a relief wood carving.

First I used carbon paper to trace out the outline of the scene that I wanted to carve.

Then I used a jig-saw to cut around the outline of the carving to get it pretty close to the final shape for the carving.

This carving is being done in MDF, and I am hoping it will be easier than the pine that my first two carvings were in.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Painting my Second Carving

My second carving after painting the skin and trowsers.

My second carving after painting on the eyes and singlet.

My second carving almost finished with the painting... Just another coat of white on the singlet and it should be done...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

3rd lot of work on my Second Carving...

My second carving after a 3rd lot of work...

Still a bit of work to go...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Found a fellow carver over the weekend...

Over the weekend I went to a shared lunch that our local church organized, and while there I met someone who has been in the carving and furniture making business for quite some time.

He was very helpful, and provided me with a few tips, and a couple of bits of wood to practice carving with, and indicated that he had more wood I could have if I had a particular project in mind, once I had a bit more experience.

It was definately very nice to find an experienced wood carver that I can bring questions too, and he seems eager to share his knowledge, so that is quite good.

When I mentioned that my first two attempts at carving have been in Radiata Pine, he indicated that pine was particularly difficult to carve with, so hopeful the wood he has provided will be easier.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Second Carving Attempt... Part 2

My Second woodcarving after a second lot of work...
Taking quite a while and I think my next purchase is going to be a sharpening stone. My tools are still cutting away at the wood reasonably well, but not as well as they were...

There definately is alot more wood to cut away with this carving, as opposed to my First Wood Carving, but I am hopping it is going to be worth it once I have finished.

My next step will probably be to copy the pattern onto the other side, so I can start cutting in from that side as well...

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Second Carving Attempt...

This time I decided to try going with the "Get me a Beer" Wood Carving Pattern.
This is a side on view of how far I got in my first night (only using hand tools, no power tools).
This took a very long time, only using various chisels, and a paring knife.
This is a front on view of the same carving, as it currently is. I will probably be working on this for some time.