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Chris & Carrie

The six blind men's Elephant

Project Owner: Charles Boyd
Type of Wood: Lime
Finish: sanded then waxed
Dimensions: 17cm L x 12cm H x 7cm W


I carved this to illustrate the story of ‘Six Blind Men and an Elephant’ as a prop for the story in a primary school class. The wood used is lime, and although it has several knots and other ‘flaws’, I have not repaired them - I think that they add character. Paper projections of the elephant were transferred to the block of lime and he shape was cut using a jigsaw, tenon and coping saw. I left a a square of wood on the elephant’s back to enable it to be held in a vice during carving. The trunk was carved last as this was the most delicate part. The decoration was carved with a 10mm V tool and a 2mm No 11. The carving was finished by sanding and has a beeswax finish which has improved with handling!

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