You've carved a beautiful relief and now you want to hang it on the wall.
Stop! Before you attach anything to the back, here's a bit of advice that I learned the hard way. Part of the lesson is also a bit of a confessional: I had one of those Winnie-the-Pooh Good Ideas that really wasn't...
| 23 December 2018 10:25
Peter - It's certainly another way of doing it. It does mean making 2 exact, horizontal points on the wall and generally I have found it a lot less fuss to draw the balance line and use just one.
I tend to keep the 2 points for heavy crrvings, to split the weight.
| 20 December 2018 18:55
Surely the solution is to use two points at the same level ?
| 08 September 2015 13:50
Thanks for this
| 29 December 2014 17:09
Chris - Neat solution, thanks.
| 25 August 2014 15:47
And....you address that in the next video..... :-)
| 25 August 2014 15:45
Chris - thanks for that balance tip. One way I've gotten around that potential problem is to use picture-hanging wire across the back which allows me to adjust the carving as needed on the hook to compensate for the kind of challenges you mention.
| 27 July 2014 00:12
Nick - Sorry, I'm not really well up on US woods so cannot definitively advise you. Some woods are definitely more durable out doors, so if you know white pine to be one such, to have that reputation, then that's half the problem solved. If you can get a clean, tight- grained sample and find it carves well (and with pine you usually need longer bevels than with harder woods such as oak) then you have the other half solved. I know that brazilian mahogany fares well outside, as does teak and other members of the family such as iroko. You can also treat the wood with preservative of course.
| 24 July 2014 04:38
Such a simple and effective solution.
I do have a side question, what kind of wood did you use for the outdoor greenman? I have been contemplating making something for my house in New England and believe white pine might be a decent choice.
| 21 July 2014 18:35
It is gracious of you to share your knowledge. A great service to people and to the art of carving.
| 19 July 2014 11:25
Chris, simple but useful. Thanks