I’ve made several new videos over the last couple of months, but I neglected to post them here. Lately I’ve been averaging about one video a week. I’ll try to keep the website updated as I release new videos. My goal is to release at least one video every week of 2017. Here is all the new stuff for your viewing enjoyment!
My grandma collects nativity sets. She had thirty of them prior to me giving her this set a couple days ago. I had this idea about eight years ago but didn’t have the tools, nor access to the wood I wanted to use to properly execute it. I could still stand to pick up a couple narrower carving gouges to get the face details just the way I wanted.
The wood is olive from Bethlehem. Seemed the most appropriate given the subject of the build. I used my bandsaw, rasps, a Dremel with various sanding and cutting attachments and a variety of carving gouges to make the figurines which I cleaned up with sandpaper through 400 grit. The finish is just dewaxed shellac. The box was made from eastern white pine and stuffed with shavings from aromatic cedar.