Here's some brief notes about the pictures above:
1) A-ball-in-a-cage-in-a-cage-in-a-cage. (three cages). Mahogany. Lacquered.
2) Skull with tophat chain. Yellow pine. Polyurethane.
3) Basic chain links and rings. Pine. Lacquered.
4) A "pair of pliers". Wood unknown (was a drawer support in a dresser that got scrapped many moons ago). No finish.
5) Skeleton Guitarist. This one looks even cooler in person and always gets pleasant reactions. Yellow pine. Polyurethane.
6) Face in maple. Lacquered. (Won 2nd place in category at Ridge Woodcarvers annual show. Don't recall year off hand)
7) Ring with loose slugs. Pine. No finish. (Won 2nd place in category at Florida Citrus Festival '91 or '92)
8) Fancy chain in pine. Face/head on each end. The rod inside the spiral IS loose. The cage at the 8:30-9 o'clock position has two shared-barred cages, each containing two loose balls. At the 5:00 - 6:00 position, you can see the dramatic width difference between side-to-side chain links and chain links oriented corner-to-corner. Lacquered. Telescoping rings at 3:00 position. (Won 1st place in category at Ridge Woodcarvers annual show. Don't recall year off hand)
Is not carving a chunk of wood the same as working with a chunk of wood? Do we not go from a piece of wood to something possibly useful, or pretty, or to be proud of?
I would submit carving wood is as much a form of woodworking, older in style, than using any powered tool to alter the shape of the wood.
Bring on the photos say I.
Absolutely. Kind of like how our carving club has a few members who aren't really carvers but, instead, do woodburning, intarsia, scrimshaw, scroll-sawing, turning, inlaying, etc...
Originally Posted by Doc7
That chain is really cool!
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.