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I created this wood carving in a piece of Honey Locust. This piece of wood had been air drying for years, and the sun gave it this beautiful barn-wood patina. I really love the contrast of the barn wood to the red, Locust color.

I began this carving with a chainsaw and finished with very small rotary hand tools (burs, primarily). This style of carving is called pierced relief. It is a mixture of relief carving and full bust sculpture. I really enjoy this tedious style of carving.

This is quite a large piece. It measures 20" tall, 15 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" thick.

I didn't use any paint, stain or dye on this carving. I only used a finish of Howard Feed n' Wax. The Feed n' Wax is a mixture or orange oil and beeswax. It has a lovely smell and is non-toxic :)

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Great job, Josh!!
 

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Love the contrast between the carved and uncarved areas. You now have an exciting new medium to work with! Beautiful.
 

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Thanks, John! You're thinking the same thing I'm thinking :) I'm pretty excited to make more carvings in this style. The only difficult part is finding wide, dry hardwood boards, wider than 12". I've learned a way to gray the boards if I need to do that, so that aspect is covered…just need more wood now!
 

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Josh,

You used the word "tedious". I'd use the word patience. I'm always practicing my patience. Never truly succeed. LOL! Now more hoses for the forest folk?
 

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Tom, I believe both words are applicable :) Might be some more houses now… or more trees…. or spirits… or animals….maybe a walkin' stick :)
 

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Josh,
I really love the contrasting colours.
Fabulous work.

Bob.
 

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Thank you very much, Bob!!!
 

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Thanks, Charles and Roger!!!!
 
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