I want to present you another DIY on working with wood. This time it's a garden sculpture.
You need a suitable wooden log. I needed a three-metre pice. It was about 400 kg.
Note! Put with the top down.
Remove all bark with an axe.
Take photos from three sides — left, right, front. Make a printout and draw a sketch on them.
Take a chainsaw in hand, and go ahead. Be careful!
Have a rest. Continue.
You already see something. Draw the main lines:
Remove all excess.
The more you cut off with the chainsaw, the less you'll have to work with a mallet.
Stop here, and gently drag the log to the workshop. At least, I did.
Take a large mallet and a chisel. And hammer from all sides.
At this stage, perfect the shape and occasionally make pictures, drawing.
You see, I cut off too much of the right paw and glued a matching piece:
Drill the bear long through to give way to wires. The bear is not simple, it is also a lamp.
All traces are hidden but first be sure to check wires.
Attach the base at once.
Shape details like fur, claws, eyes, nose.
Here's the result.
Paint the bear.
Turn on the light.
Everything works. My customer liked the result :)
Thank you all. I will be glad to answer your questions.