Carved Walnut Frame

Here are a few follow up pictures of a large walnut frame, featuring carved ringneck pheasants and the portrait subject’s name.  It is difficult, I must confess, to photograph a large empty frame.

The whole frame against the bench.

Lower left corner pheasant.

Lower right corner pheasant.

The carved name, as well as a view of the bead edge molding

Corner detail.

Tree Carving

I have begun the carving on the main front panel of a cherry and walnut hope chest.  This carving is in cherry and features a shallow relief of a stylised tree.

Below is a gratuitous workshop picture with a goofy three-legged stool I turned out this week.  The carved panel is held to the bench with hold-fasts.