Peggy has two brothers who happen to be Maple Leaf fans. Although I’d like to apologize to you for this, that would only make them mad and both are bigger than I am.
To keep them calm in the midst of how this year’s hockey season ended (they both firmly believed that the Leafs would go all the way this year ), I’ve made them both a little carving.
I used a lathe to initially rough out the cup. I tried initially to carve the concentric circles/levels of the cup…but it’s just too hard to get it right. I left the centre portion that would house the face and then just carved away three of the four corners. The last corner left, of course, was there for the face and particularly the nose.
I did carve over the portions that were turned down on the lathe just because I like to see the angular knife marks in a sculpture. Following the carving, I painted the face and the silver portions of the cup, blending the two together. After sealing everything with satin urethane, I applied a bit of antiquing stain just to bring out some of the detail that would have been hidden by the silver paint.