View Full Version : Southwest antuque inspired carvings.
What does the last picture represent ?
Is it difficult to do a project carving in wood or is it just time consuming ?
I have no artistic drawing ability so I appreciate anyone who can chisel something out of wood.
Thanks for sharing
12-04-2006, 08:09 PM
The carving in the last picture has no particular meaning. I saw a picture of an antique in a book of objects found in Mexico and liked the look. It is really not an exacting copy nor intended to be. I just sketched the outlines on a scrap pine board and started carving. It was not very difficult to do except that one tends to over finish and create too much detail and smoothness and can quickly lose the old looking quality. It is a good practice session in learning to carve. This was done with ¼, ½ and ¾ flat chisels. So the cost is very low for the lesson and a chance to see how valuable sharp tools are to your work. I am not sure of the time but a few hours I think. Give it a try you may be surprised at your hidden skills and if it does not work out put it in the fireplace and try again.
We just finished a carved box similar to this and will get some pictures to post. The box was very time consuming.
12-12-2006, 09:26 AM
Those came out great, show a real flair. What type of tools are you using for carving?
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06-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Photos of southwest antiques inspired the carved pine plank and wall hangings. I could not get the photo to properly represent the antique finish on the items.
Thanks for looking,