Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Follow My Carving - Gnarly Tree - Step 23

To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in upcoming issue of Woodcarving Illustrated the "Follow My Carving" series was created to give you a an insider’s view on how the art is made.

The final lacquer finish has been applied and the carving is ready to frame. There are two important measurements you’ll want to take on your frame before you even begin the carving. They are pictured below.

You’ll need to know the width of the inside of the frame so you can give your pattern enough blank space before the carving begins. In other words, you wouldn’t want part of your carving to be behind that part of the frame.

You’ll also need measure the depth of the frame and make arrangements to fill in any gap behind the carving. The next installment will show methods for filling this gap and ways to secure the carving in the frame.

To see more carvings, please visit the Heartwood Art site.


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