Thursday, July 1, 2010
I've finished all the scroll sawing on the Left Coast Eisteddfod spoon Mark II and it is shaping up really nicely! The top section looks much more elegant now the excess wood has been removed and it's given me a clearer idea of what Laura and I have to work with (and against). Unfortunately the paper is obscuring the lovely figure of the birch wood, but the nice thing is it will all start revealing itself as we start carving. Sort of like a little burlesque show for wood weirdos!!! Anyway, I'm looking forward to finishing my part of the spoon so that Laura can start work on this top area.
Here's a close up of the eagle and daffodil section that will mostly be Laura's terrain. We have agreed that I will do one of the daffs and Laura will do the top section of the knots so that our hands (and our styles of working) are present in both sections of the spoon. The pressure will be on me to pull off a nice job on my daff since flowers are one of Laura's specialties! So I'll try to do an over-the-top job on my part of the Celtic knotwork and throw a bit of pressure back the other way!
We're getting close to the really fun part of the project when the carving gets exciting and the spoon really takes shape...stay tuned!
Posted by David Western Lovespoons at 8:14 PM