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Project Owner: Tom Blinka
Type of Wood: American red oak
Finish: Ammonia fumed, finished with beeswax/carnauba wax
Dimensions: 14" diameter by 1.5" thick
This was my second green man, and third start-to-finish carving composition. It is inspired by Chris' "Solar Green Man", but as I live in Baltimore Maryland (USA), I thought the composition should be reinterpreted as a "new world" design with white oak leaves, the state tree of Maryland. American red oak is a beast to carve - brittle and very hard on tool edges. It also cracked during carving, but if you look closely at the right side of the photos, I was able to fill in the splits successfully. I wouldn't recommend American red oak as a carving wood, but in the end it was very satisfying to push through the challenges and finish what I think is my best piece to-date!