A fun commission for a sculpture of an ear of corn

3-11-19 Finished!!!!

corn finished frontcorn finished backcorn finished fr anglecorn finished stem



3-5-19After lots of scraping and carving I applied the first coat of polyurethane.

corn3-5-19 onecoat

3-3-19 The lettering is done and the piece has been scraped and sanded to 600 grit.  I’ll run over it again with 600 grit paper to be sure I am happy with it, then I’ll start applying thin coats of wipe-on polyurethane.


2-22-19 Sanded to 400 grit.  I’ll sand to600 grit then incise the lettering.


2-16-19 Getting there.  The kernels are done, the top husk is thinned down some and the whole corn is thinned.  Time for sanding then incising the lettering.

1. Front view.

2. Back View.

3. View from the Top.

4. Angled view to show the front husk.

corn 2-16-19 Frontcorn2-16-19bcorn2-16-19corn2-16'19d


2-8-19 I had a lot of the kernels carved but didn’t like the way they looked, so I am recarving them.  Here’s the latest!


1-30-19 It’s looking more like an ear of corn!!! Front photo shows the beginning of adding the kernel detail. Back and front show the layout of the husks! corn1-30-19 frontcorn1-30-19 back

1-22-19  Update  Here are two new photos.  I’ve changed the design for the husk in  front that will fall over the base and the whole ear of corn is somewhat less bulky.

corn 1-21-19
corn 1-21-19 top
1-19-19 This is what it looks like from the top. It’s still quite chunky, so I have a lot of wood to remove.
1-19-19 top view

1-18-19 Carving has begun. Due to shows and the holiday rush, I am really just getting to the real carving. Here’s an updated photo…more to follow!
corn 1-14-19

12/17/18 Approximately 7 1/2″ X 3 3/4″ cut from butternut wood.