Snowdrops, Sycamore and Yew

Work’s back into full swing after the holidays, this week I’ve mainly working on bookends. Something a little different from the norm to start with as I’m just about to finish these lime snowdrops to go on some oak backed bookends.

Carved ‘In the round’, the first side is fairly straight forward as you can still clamp the lime down to the bench, carving the other side requires a bit more care not to slice a finger off with your knife as you have to hold the carving in one hand whilst carving with the other. Got there in the end though!

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Work has also started on one of the sections of tree trunk and that’s due to be finished within the next couple of days.

The leaves looks a bit of a mess at the moment but give it a couple of days and it'll look a lot better.Promise.

The leaves looks a bit of a mess at the moment but give it a couple of days and it'll look a lot better.Promise.

I also took the opportunity to go hunting for some more bits of Yew with Catherine (who I did the Woman and baby tree carving for) in the beautiful countryside near Hawkley. Catherine and I got thoroughly drenched as it wouldn’t stop raining, the dogs were absolutely covered in mud but a good time was had by all and I managed to get a couple of small pieces which are currently drying out in the workshop. Just need to think of something creative to do with them now! 

Posted on January 19, 2014 .