Thursday, September 6, 2012

Big Santa

I recently bought a chainsaw, in order to carve larger pieces, and this is my first project. I figured a Santa might be easier since I know what he's supposed to look like! This is a chunk of red cedar 5 inches thick by 19 inches tall and 9 inches wide. I started to leave it natural, but the look was just too dark when a finish was applied. So I burnt in the hair and beard and painted him up, still trying to let the grain and carving show through. I liked the speed of the chainsaw but I got sawdust all over the driveway and myself. Guess I need to start wearing a cap!

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