Saturday, May 9, 2009
Addicted to carving? Well. Yeah!
I must admit I'm having fun playing with Gramps old chisels on the back woods. The weather has been very nice and the bugs are not out yet so I feel this overwhelming urge to go outside to carve. Besides, it's always a good idea to practice on "crap wood" now and then just to fine tune your form. The shop cat , once again, joined me and helped me pic out a tree to work on. I have to be realistic about the amount of detail I want to put into a carving on these dead logs. However, after you get past the soft decayed wood, the inner stuff is quite nice. Still, the rain and weather will beat on it and age it rapidly. Regardless, It is fun. I spent the rest of the night sharpening the chisels most used. Perhaps I'll revisit the last carving and work on it a little more. I just realized I didn't get any "done" pictures yet. grrrr