Tuesday, October 26, 2010

first steps on new black pine #2

The next steps:

- cutting a big hollow into the log with elongated bit
- working with small bits
- working with hand carving tools to refine the outline and texture
- tilting the whole tree so that the fire could not hurt the foliage
- burning all new deadwood with small torch
- using larger torch and actually setting fire to the wood
- brushing off with strong steel brush
- brushing with brass brush

Now the deadwood is finished for the time being. It is NOT treated with lime sulphur or anything else. It will be left alone until next summer. Then tit will probably be bleached with something like hydrogen peroxyde.