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Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Hockey Gloves

I’ve pretty much completed the hockey gloves on this carving.  Right now he just happens to be holding a chopstick…but, that’ll change to a hockey stick at some point soon!

I had originally entertained the idea of carving the gloves separately and attaching them to the arms later, but given that the grain direction is up-and-down already in the carving, I felt that the gloves would be plenty strong even if I carved them into the one block of wood.  Having said that, it was a bit difficult carving in behind the gloves between the glove palms and the “boards.”  I think that when I carve this particular figure again, I’ll give the separate glove carving a try.

If I can steal away a few more hours here and there, I’ll start work on the arms and sleeves and get some of those nice wrinkles and folds in place on his jersey.

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3 thoughts on “Hockey Gloves

  1. Lynne on said:

    Your hockey player is really taking shape Mark,the detailing on the gloves are fantastic and I love the way you have given him such a beaten up face from such a tough game 🙂

  2. Thanks Lynne. I’m having fun with the wrinkles and folds on the jersey now. It’s slow going with the nice weather keeping me from carving…but, I’m not wishing for the winter back anytime soon.

  3. Lynne on said:

    Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts Mark 🙂

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