Joined: Jul 15, 2003
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
|Posted: 2004-08-02 8:02 pm  Permalink|
Thanks everyone for your kind words and lack of insults
If I can ever find more wood, I'll keep the woodchips flying... seriously, you'd think in the wild kingdom that is Michigan, wood would grow on trees, but I've tried every lumber place, big & small, been refered to sawmills that never answer the phone or have an address, and have had no luck with tree trimmer co's. I just so happened to get that piece from my inlaws (a 15 foot tree and only a 2ft section that was straight)
On 2004-08-01 12:38, bananabobs wrote:
How did you come up with your design and how did you plan your first few cuts?
As far as design, I flipped thru BOT several times and studied our own BK's carvings (which I think are amazing). I sketched a design on a huge piece of tracing paper, deconstructed the sketch down to its simplist elements with a black Sharpie, and transfered the image to the log the slowest and most agonizing way I could think of... pin holes in the paper every cm or so and retraced with the Sharpie, bleeding thru to the wood. Then just connect the dots on the wood:
As far as the first cut, pick a spot, take a deep breath and hope for the best.
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