Sep 19, 2010
During my time off from the computer, I got back to many of my projects, one of which was wood carving.. I had posted by first attempt in Wood Carving Newbie. I really enjoyed it and decided to try it again. Each time I carve, I discover a better way to use the carving tools...I took the top of a bench that my Dad made for me and put it on the old Singer Sewing machine bottom I still had.
The one mistake I made was not sanding down the wood between the carvings on the top . A light sanding would have evened out the color of the wood.
When I applied the Black Bees wax,
the carving came out slightly lighter that the middle..
I was hoping to achieve a more uniform antiqued look.
But I was still very happy with the results.
Of course I had to throw in a little Peace sign on the side carvings :)
This is once again my sewing table in the craft room.
Another aspect of these pieces are the fact they are recycled.
If it has a positive family history to it can be become
not only a charming item that you have created but an heirloom also.
If anyone is interested in carving, this site was one I used to understand the tools use.
I like to design my own but there are also free patterns here to download.