Form Plaque Gallery 2012
Below is a slideshow and photographs documenting the carving process of the four Form plaques dedicated at Anniversary 2012. Form represented are: 2011, 2006, 2001, and 1996.
Read descriptions of the carving process in blog posts found by clicking HERE.
You can see more examples of carvings I have done in the Ninth Wave Designs website carving gallery HERE.
The slideshow above features the following images (click for full-size versions):
Filing the edges of the carving blank.
The design is tranferred onto the basswood.
The background is routered out to begin the carving process.
Carving in the details.
Working on adding details.
Detail of the finished carving.
The closed book with the initials WRM.
The completed carving for the 2011 plaque.
The completed 2011 Form plaque.
The design drawing for the 2006 Form plaque.
The background is routered out.
Cleaning up the edges and leveling the background.
Rough carving begins.
The waves begin to emerge.
Details of the spiral waves.
More detail is added.
Crossed swords from the School shield.
Detial of the finished carving.
Detial of St. Paul in the center of the carving.
The finished carving for the 2006 plaque.
The completed 2006 Form plaque.
The design drawing for the 2001 Form plaque.
The drawing transferred to the wood.
The background roughed out with a router.
Cleaning up the carving.
Detail of the donkey.
Detail of the elephant.
The finished carving for the 2001 plaque.
The completed 2001 Form plaque.
The design drawing for the 1996 Form plaque.
Detail of the carved owl.
Detail of the owl’s feet.
Detail of the owl’s wing.
The carved book with initials DVH.
Detail of the owl and ‘at’ key.
The finished carving of the 1996 plaque.
Staining the plaque.
Applying the finished touches.
The completed 1996 Form plaque.