OK! So he kinda looks like Santa with a clown nose......
Monday, May 14, 2012
Nose Job To Save A Carving!
We have all learned to "block in " a carving before we attempt any detail. Blocking in takes some time, and can represent some investment beyond time. This reality, plus a frugality that may be present in all older carvers means we will go to all extremes to save a carving. Save a carving from what? When "detailing" a carving have you ever cut off its nose? I carve a lot of Santa ornaments and pins. Some times I get in a hurry and my knife slips and off goes the nose. Throw it away and start over? Never! I keep a bunch of round wood beads and Super Glue handy for such an occasion.