A GATHERING! Cypress wood converted to imaginary mushrooms!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 01-19-2021 05:13 PM 381 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This carving project started as a good idea but then turned into a drudgery! Finally finished with a shellac the carving is presentable.
These mushrooms came from a remnant of a cypress log. The caps were carved as separate pieces as were the stems. After the pieces were glued together, the task then was to find a suitable mount. In my wood cache I found a triangle of bocote wood and then the trouble began. How does one glue seven mushrooms placing them in a sequence so that they didn’t touch one another? Using both hands and as many fingers as possible, two part epoxy was the adhesive which gave the mushrooms contact to the base. I run a clean shop so swearing was not allowed!
Learned a lot about the relationship between concept and actual carving. Hope this will add to my learning curve in the future.


Roman, soon to go back to carving more boots!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 05:48 PM

mmmmmm. Shrooms.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 06:03 PM

A Little Sippin Whiskey always calms me down:) Nice Schrooms!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 01:21 AM

That’s a nice looking project you have there. I like the way they stand out against the the base you used. Excellent job !! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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