Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Carving for the New Year

Tried to start the year right by putting some time in roughing a new carving. It's going to be a male nude, moderately large scale ~18in.  Though I've used pieces in a couple other little projects this is the first large scale piece I've started with wood from the red oak that took out my van during Sandy. Being quite a big chunk after a year the wood is still basically dead wet on the interior.  My money says that since the wood is going to be greatly reduced pretty quickly, and I'm keeping it loosely bagged cracking will be under control. As always it's an experiment...

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