Make a Sea Turtle from a Cherry Log – Wood Art

Make a Sea Turtle from a Cherry Log – Wood Art


So what do we have going on here? As you can see, I am carving a sea turtle
out from this cherry log. I am using a new tool that I got. This is my first time trying it. I will be sure to do a review of it later. When I first started using it, I was like,
“Whoa.” Then, I hit the sweet spot and I was like,
“Whoa!” Then, I got this far and I was like, “Whoa.” That is about as far as I can go with the
angle grinder. I want to remove this stuff in here. Unfortunately, I cannot get in there, with
this tool anyway. Time to break out the rotary tool, dude. EAC, here we go, dude! This is not going as quickly as I had hoped. These little burrs are not aggressive enough,
so I think I need to trim it with the saw or something. OK, I think I have a pretty good shape down
here. I have been going at it with the rotary tool,
but this is taking too long. This is pretty hard wood. I think I am going about this the wrong way. I need to be a little bit more aggressive. I have been doing a lot of switching between
the rotary tool, the file and the angle grinder in order to get close to the shape that I
wanted. This wood is pretty hard, so it is tough going
with this thing. It does OK, but when you want to remove a
lot of material, this is not the tool. This is for fine detail. I had to use it to get inside here and make
these shapes. I have a bit more work to do. Put a final shape on all these fins. Then, work on his head. It is looking pretty cool. Which way to the EAC? You’re riding it, dude! Wow, it is 90F in here. I think I am going to call it a day. I made pretty good progress. I am going to smooth it out a little more
with sandpaper. Then, work on the face some more with a different
tool. Now that I want to put detail in the face… These tools were too delicate before. Now they are too fat, because I want to put
some nice details in the face. I think I need to do a little bit more work
with the rotary tool. The rotary tool slipped out of my hand and
just touched my leg. I gave myself a good grinding. I am going to try to use this tiny, tiny little
grinder to put some details in the face. Well, I got a little bit of detail in there. It does not matter at this point right now,
because I am going to do something wacky. And now we are playing with fire! That actually worked out better than I could
have imagined. The marks from the rotary tool kind of left
a nice texture. Although, I think I want the shell a little
darker. Duuude! I am so stoked about this. I have never tried anything like this before,
but I think it turned out way better than I could have imagined. If I do say so myself. Although, I think it needs a base. Drop the bass! Not sure what I am going to do with this. I think I will take off the sap wood though. Grab shell, little dude! Woo-hoo-hoo! Righteous! Righteous!

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