Sunday, February 13, 2011
Well, I made a big deal out of putting off carving the animals. Now I'll fess up. I do the carving on the beach in Florida. We'll be at a beach house for the month of March. I've cut out some blanks, and packed them for the trip.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This is a taller Noah's Ark. The cow is about 3 inches tall. The arks hull is crown molding that was recently salvaged from a house remodel. The roof is leather hinged and the top cabin is intended to store the animals. I still may add some trim over the windows and doors; and of course apply some ware and antiquing.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
When you cannot go anywhere because of the ice, you make another Noah's Ark. This is a 15 inch tall Ark. It's a bit smaller that the others. I will carve some slightly smaller animals for this one. I may carve only North American animals for this one, since it's a "barn ark". I also plan some hex signs for the side of the barn.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Here's two slightly different angles of the double door Noah's Ark. There's a shelf inside the hull with several stalls. If you look close you can see a tiger in a stall. Still must round off some corners and antique it a bit, and put a bottom on it. Notice the window in the top right corner of the right hand photo. If you look closely that's a tree encased in ice. We have anywhere from 3/8 to 1/2 inch of ice on everything. A good day to stay inside and play....That's just what I did...