It’s January and it’s plus 8 Celsius! Took out a chunk of white ash that fell to the evil EAB and did my first carving of 2018. Felt good giving my battery operated chainsaw a solid workout. I rediscovered my … Continued
This was a challenge for two reasons; 1/ the tree was three stumps that separated about 2 feet above the ground and 2/ I wanted a realistic sculpture of a snapping turtle that only a mother snapping turtle could love.😘:-)
I had three small stumps all together. They’re near the walking path by the museum. A high profile area. Darn tricky carving little bird into little trees.
Man, do I need a lot of gizmos to chainsaw carve! Here’s a pricey wheel barrow load of my equipment plus a generator, etc. while carving at Fairy Lake, Southampton.
Final day for getting my ducks in a row. Most challenging was the male duck feeding at the back of the line. Eventually got the look I wanted.
Then came the detailing. Always the most important, always the most challenging. I’m happy with the 3 chrysalis’ and the added metal to enhance the antennae and legs. I’m truly learning more and more about Monarch butterflies as I go. … Continued
I’m truly getting ‘my ducks in a row’. Starting carving three more stumps along Fairy Lake. The challenge is ensuring mom’s duck beak stays strong, therefore, I carved grasses behind the beak. Just started roughing out three ducklings in the … Continued
It was crazy windy and stormy out today. Got a half day of carving in. Worked on the wings and chrysalis’. Feeling good about it indeed.
I’m finally carving at Fairy Lake in Southampton. I’m tackling the biggest stump first, a monarch butterfly feeding on a milkweed flower. Chrysalis’ hang on the leaves. Much still to do. Muscles getting a good work out!
Just finished carving two buffalo heads into a multi stump of maple. Challenging, but fun.