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Chris & Carrie


Project Owner: Gordon Mcleod
Type of Wood: Scycamore
Finish: Outdoor satin laquer
Dimensions: HT 750mm WTH 400mm DTH150mm


I have been carving for approximately two years on and off but I retired in December and have joined Chris's classes to hopefully progress with my carving.for my Gandalf which is hanging in my back garden ,I used a split sycamore log I had acquired. I took my sizes from two photos front and side views of Ian Mckellen from the film and scaled them on to the wood which was secured on a carvers vice.Once i had my centre lines and features marked I worked visually from the photos to create my interpretation of Gandalf my chisels are a mixture of Axminster and flexcut

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