Works in Progress

[[  Most recent Update:  28 September 2012.  ]]
Here is a sample of works in progress in the woodwork shop:
A ball carved within a dodecahedron.  I started this project by cutting a solid dodecahedron, then carving to ‘liberate’ a ball within.
This project turned OK, but the result is not altogether satisfying, so I have not bothered to finish the carving with coats of varnish.
The major challenge here is carving a near-perfect sphere within the dodecahedron.  There are a number of different ways to approach this sort of thing.  I think it may be best to do the ball and dodecahedron separately, then combine them for the finished product.  One way to do this would be to  cut a finished dodecahedron in half, hollow it out, then insert a sphere carved separately into the dodecahedron.  Another possibility is to build a ‘stick-figure’ dodecahedron around a ball.  Each approach presents unique challenges, and the idea is to develop a method that results in the best finished product.
Sadly, wood carving has been somewhat neglected for the past few months because of various distractions.  I hope to get back these and other woodwork projects soon because working with wood is one of my favorite things.

About w6bky

Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.
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