Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Four Panels Completed

Are carvings really ever completed?  It always seems to me that there’s a little more that I can do.  But, I think with these four panels that I’m pretty much where I want to be.

I used the plunge router base that I bought for my Dremel tool to get those panel lines that you see around the figures.  A little chisel work was required to clean things up a bit, but it was mostly done with the little router and a 1/4″ bit.

Next stop is to put them on the radial arm saw to get the 45 degree bevel cuts that I need on the sides to form the box.  I took a long time in setting up the saw and I think I have it very close to square.  I’ll try a few pieces of scrap material before I start into the panels that I carved.  If you’re wondering why I didn’t do the bevel cuts first…I flirted with that idea as well.  I decided that I’d have a better chance of damaging the corners while carving so decided to do the bevel cuts last and then glue up the box.


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2 thoughts on “Four Panels Completed

  1. They are beautiful Mark,perfectly carved as always and I cannot wait to see it finished,


  2. Thank-you, Lynne. This weekend, I hope to get them joined together so that it starts looking like a box!


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