Thursday 21 May 2015

Cribbage game anybody?

16-pointed rosette design with swirl rosette center chip carved in 11'' basswood cribbage board.
The piece is finished with light brown gel stain.

Before I post few pictures of the design creation and work in progress, here are two candle holders I carved the same week. The first is 8'' with foliage design and the second is 6'' with wide diamond border.

The design sketched on the cribbage board:

I originally wanted to leave the center as it is in the following picture, but once this was carved I decided to add additional pattern:

Gel stain application, the last step of the finish:

Full view of the cribbage board: