Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another limestone carving

This is an older piece (around 10 yrs).  All hand tools only, no grinders or pneumatic carvers.  What took me a couple weeks (on-and-off) I can punch out in a day with the Trow & Holden carver.

Limestone head (approx. 50 lbs)


Limestone carving

Playing around with some limestone blocks that were left over from some construction.  I'm using an angle grinder and a 1/2" Trow & Holden Type-B pneumatic stone carver.  Lots of fun though my hands ache and the angle grinder might be overheating.
 First unfinished piece (around 35 lbs)
 Rough out of the second (about 25 lbs)
 A little more work on the second, mainly with the angle grinder
Safety first!

Old Austin map from the Austin American Statesmen

Old Austin map from the Austin American Statesmen circa 1978-80.  It was an art contest sponsored by Milwood Homes.  The winner who was judged to have colored the poster the best would win $75 and have it published in the paper.  I won (yay!) and bought a bunch of old collectable coins with the winnings.  I have the original poster also buried somewhere in the garage.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Few New Pieces

These three are heading to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center's Autumn Classic in Houston.  Hopefully they find nice homes there.  Pictures aren't the greatest.



Flat Horse in Hoop




Flat Zebra in Hoop




Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Work-in-progress

This will be a carousel-like horse rearing up inside the hoop so the back side will have to be much heavier than the front  This piece is going to be a lot more detailed also.

New horse-in-hoop


Finished this one and the one below this weekend.  I really like the way the stars look on the inside of the hoop and sides of the hoop and will probably start incorporating them into future pieces.  This piece and the below horse-in-hoop will probably be placed on Etsy.com to see if I can drum up any interest.  Pieces are approximately 11" in height.