A pair of carvings for the Over Mantle

I’ve been under the gun to get these carvings done so I don’t have any “in the process” pictures. My concern was to just get them done as quickly as possible. Hopefully you’ll still enjoy looking at the finished pieces.

 

This is a sketch I did for approval. The one on top is the one the designer sent which I just couldn't use for obvious reasons!

This is a sketch I did for approval. The one on top is the one the designer sent which I just couldn’t use for obvious reasons!

 

Here you can see one is just band sawed out and the other is carved already.

Here you can see one is just band sawed out and the other is carved already.

 

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A close up of the sawed piece and the nearly finished carving.

A close up of the sawed piece and the nearly finished carving.

 

An angled view of the 3ft. long carving.

An angled view of the 3ft. long carving.

 

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Photos of the completed pair of carvings. These were done in Basswood as they will be painted and given an antique glaze finish which will highlight the carvings nicely. These were done in 1 inch stock.

Photos of the completed pair of carvings. These were done in Basswood as they will be painted and given an antique glaze finish which will highlight the carvings nicely. These were done in 1 inch stock.

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Millard Harrell
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 18:58:54

    Just beautiful work! I wish I had the knowledge and skill to do that.

    Reply

  2. mark
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 19:06:18

    Thanks Millard. It’s a matter of time and persistence. You’d be surprised at the rabbits you can pull out of your hat. Start small and keep at it.

    Reply

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