August 31st, 2013
It's the end of August, 31st in fact, and I've got the 8' mask painted, abalone and shell embedded and am now ready to make the cedar bark cape, if I can get enough. I actually need material for two capes as an older carving is missing it's mantle too. This mask is heavy; 49#, but, it should be 8' of log and paint is a lot of wood.
Raven bites carver
Notice the bandaged finger? Notice the unguarded angle grinder. The grinder jumped and ran across several fingers and an arm before it leaped onto the concrete and then resided into mirth at all the blood and adrenalin it caused; just as some experienced carvers warned. A finger nail was trimmed by this method; I don't recommend it.
This duck is made of alder from the Pruitts and pine from Mark. The red cedar base used to be the Donda book case. Size: 15"x7"x5" or with base: 17
It's Mark's white cedar and pine; greater scaups have very interesting blue bills: 15"x8"x5"; with red cedar base (not shown), dimensions are: 16"x11"x6".
I just plain like making snappers and this is one of the three I made specifically for ARTrails: 17"x
Second Ling Cod
After selling the first one, I decided I wanted another ling cod and I needed more wall fish for ARTrails. This is the first of three white cedar fish: 26"x10"x2 1/2".
Cormorant and Salmon
Cormorant and Salmon are back on their 20' pole. Cormorant needed extensive re-gluing. Salmon is on a new white cedar capitol as the old Douglas fir rotted.
Fox and Rabbit
Fox and Rabbit are back on top of their pole, 20' above the garden. It took 5 coats of paint before I had the right shade of red. The Rabbit capitol is new ( as the former Douglas fir rotted. Rabbit now runs too, rather than sitting still.
Kit is an artist and wood sculptor.