Trying to follow the Pattern for the Santa Study Stick that I found through the Beginners Carving Corner and Beyond: Beginners tutorials and links that I mentioned in my previous Post.
|I started with a piece of wood that I found under the house (wich probably isn't the best place to start).|
As a result, while I can guess that it is probably pine, I do not know for sure.
|I started the first few cuts, and then progressed on with the carving, only realizing too late that I had made the face too small. Instead of extending back about 2/3rds of the way into the wood, my carving only extends a little under 1/2 way.|
Well, I guess that is what they call the learning process...
I haven't finished yet, but this is where I was up to when I finished off last night.