This piece was commissioned by the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce for a plaque to be presented to the Athol Savings Bank. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to work on this, and the only wood I had that would fit was just horrible to work with…but it worked!
Finished with just an hour to spare!!!! Whew!
Laying out the lettering.
It’s getting there. Cleaning up a bit and adding detail.
Another section carved. This wood is horrendous…splintering and chipping! I have written “Do Not Carve” on the rest of the piece!!!
Here I have drawn out the carving and started one section.
Fortunately I was able to get more detailed photos myself. I can’t carve what I can’t see.
The first step is always reference material. This was the original photo I had to work with.