I could just stare at those forever.
Now where am I going to store my woodworking equipment?
Hahaha! It’s quite addicting. I have noticed that you seem to be a Jack-of-all-trades … I think it’s a definite go … You might have to build a shed though
I’ve found myself drooling over these looms! I’m fairly certain that one of my guest bedrooms will soon be my loom room
Or maybe two! Like Arthur Two Sheds Jackson!
I would love to learn wood carving, but I don’t think I have the lifestyle now to support it. I’m mainly just punking @dlc96_darren. I do have some carving tools I’ve used to make stamps… I’m going to have to do foamcore carving for my next kids art class, whenever that happens.
Mainly I want to do all of the things!!!
Which is why the art agent I just talked to said my art was “interesting,” but my style is not so clear. Fair enough.
All I see is loads of crafty goodness there
Most of my guests are into crafting as well so, they’d probably be happier in the loom room anyway
I fully concur!!
Oh yeah, loads.
Surely I jest.
To be honest, I am VERY proud of my crafty family!
It just has it’s side effects.
They’re amazing Christy, how are they made?
Thank you, Duncan!
I use a program called Aspire to create my design, then rough it out with a Vcarve machine. It usually takes several hours, then, once it is off the machine I put another 4/8 hours (sometimes more) of hand sanding & dremel work into them before I oil them.
What an awesome gift!! I’m sure it will be lovely! I can’t wait to see the finished product. It looks very time consuming.
Beautiful work, Christy. Can you give a rough idea of size? The longer one looks like maybe 36"? Maybe 18x36"? 12x24?
Thank you so much, @CFLBob! You’re pretty spot on with your measurements. The larger piece is 35” x 17.5”. & I can’t remember the measurements of the smaller piece. I left them at the shop to dry until Friday.
I did 2 smaller pieces yesterday, about 16” x 10”, on a smaller slab of Tulip wood I had. It has some of the neatest colors & contrast. Hoping to get those finished up on Friday
I’m running 2 24” x 24” pieces on Friday as well. As I type this I am realizing that I am going to be dead tired by the time I make it home lol.
Just lucky with the eyeball guess. The spalted alder adds a lot of great complex figure in there. My fave is the squarish one that looks like ripples spreading from the center.
I have butchered innocent wood many times, but don’t achieve art. I can achieve functional, most of the time: lots of small and some big bookshelves, and mostly small boxes. Lately, I spent much of my time trying to cut metal into useful things. Little engines.
I forgot to mention that I’m turning my little barn into a Pottery Studio. Hubbys stuff is slowly getting squeezed out.