Stained/waxed Butternut wood, 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 7"
I have a large project in mind involving a lot of carving with traditional hand tools. I don't have much experience so I have to start figuring it out! Here's my first official attempt, which I have based roughly on a plaster casting I have of an art nouveau era carving. It is very challenging for one who mostly paints, but I am thoroughly enjoying the learning process. Learning how to sharpen and maintain all the differently shaped chisels and gouges is a major hurdle in itself, but it is very rewarding when you make very clean and controlled cuts.
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