Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Carving Fun

Eight years of parochial school left me with at least one burning question, "who carved those cool church pews and how did they do it?".

So I go myself a set of carving tools and set out to teach myself carving.

My experience so far has been good. Seems like it goes as such...

Get a board and draw something on it...


...cut around the outline and the start carving away all around...


...do some sanding...


...how fun is that?!:


Some finishing touches:


Of course there are many types of carving but a fella's gotta start somewhere! Now comes the hard part - learning how to keep my carving tools sharp. Stay tuned...

2 comments:

  1. Cool! As someone new to wood crafting, you did a pretty good job there! A simple décor like that tree really takes great effort and creativity to make. Can you imagine what church pew makers and designers go through just to come up with those beautiful and intricate designs? It must be a tedious job. Kudos to them and to you! I bet you are now an expert, am I right?

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