Monday, January 25, 2010

Tree carving day 2

Well here's what you can do in about 8 hours with the help of a chainsaw. I have to admit that I think I got pretty far on her tonight. If my arm didn't feel like it was going to fall off, I probably would still be working on her. She probably is not very sexy at the moment, and it would be pointless to describe what is going on in my head. But you'll just have to keep following to see the progression. It helps to keep the chisels sharp, and I'm very happy with the Phiel ones I got at Woodcraft. They hold their edge the best of all those old ones of Grandpa's.


L. D. Burgus said...

Looks like a great start. Removing, subtractive art, is hard for a lot of people but you apparently visualize it as you go, and subtract just the right stuff.

Spiderbite said...

How do you get it to stay standing up while you work on it with the chainsaw?

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Easy. It's just plain heavy! I can actually wack at it with a chisel and it won't tip.

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