Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

Bespoke Ornamental Wood Carvings & Tree Sculpture

    Jul 10

Scawby’s Second Seat

On to the second log bench, this one with a design to tie in with the text “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think” (chosen by the Parish Council). Such sentiments always bring nature to mind, so I decided on a hare and owl in opposite corners of the bench back rest.

I tackled the owl first, sitting in the top right corner…

…then the hare, which had to be set in quite deep due to a gouge from the chainsaw being in an awkward position.

 

There was a check and a bit of rot around the hare’s back leg which I had to get rid of too, meaning there was more work than anticipated. I think it worked out well though, the depth means the hare is revealed gradually as you approach from the side and gives the carving a bit more interest.

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