Wood Carving - Using a Saw, Hammer and Chisel
The Wood is Stringy
The grain of the wood alone is inspiration for this project. It's long and straggly like hair, and I felt that it was a great piece to start with for a face creation. Especially a face creation with a full beard, like some of the wood spirit carvings I see.
Wood Shed Full of Possibility
Every year we burn thousands of cut firewood chunks. As I throw the firewood into the stove, I think, 'goodbye, my friend - we could have been something together, but I shall cherish the warmth of your friendship... smile'
When I started this project, I watched a few youtube videos. You tube is great for tutorials. A face is basically an oval shape, and is divided into sections. The forehead, the eyes, the nose, and the mouth area. Everything is shaped to a point.
Marking the Wood
According to the video experts, it is fairly important to mark your wood with a sharpie, so you don't get confused as to where you are in the carving process.
Cutting to Grooves
Finding your groove.
Cutting to groove
Cutting side of nose
Time Well Spent
I was tired when I started. I sat while I beat on the chisel with the hammer.
I spent a good hour and a half from start to finish.