Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chess Set

This is my take on the LEWS CHESS SET,this set is held in, and can be viewed at

This set was made  over 8 months between November 2008 and  June 2009 , but not carving full time, I had lots of rests periods. This piece was made with a fair bit passion and was donated to the Abbey Museum in Caboolture Queensland.

Very proud of this carving, and put it out to you people to be judged. Your comments are welcome.

The board is Black bean and Silver Ash 730 mm square and each square  is 84 mm

The chess pieces are White beech and Chillean Myrtle. The kings are 155 mm high.






Happy Carving,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Genghis khan

I came across a photo of a bronze plaque of Genghis Khan in a back issue of National Geographic.
The face appealed to me with  such strong character  showing through  that I wanted to try my version of this man of history.
My piece is from White Beech, my number 1 carving timber, and is 240 mm x 200 mm x 90 mm deep.
Finished with Organoil Danish oil and Ubueat wax.

Very much enjoyed this carving and I am happy with the finished result.

Until next time ,happy carving,