Artsy Fartsy Tuesday-Woodworking
Al is doing a bit of an odd ball project right now. We met a woman about a year ago, that is a friend of a friend. She lives in Central, Utah and owns a fairly large cattle ranch. Central is about 20 miles north of St. George and is where our club mountain man rendezvous is held. Actually, she owns the land we have the rendezvous on, so it enables us to have a permanent site. More on that in the very near future.
She asked Al to carve 4 elephant legs for a huge table top she has. The slab of wood that is the table top weighs about 500 pounds. She has an “elephant room” and wanted a table with elephant legs to go in there. So, since we arrived in Utah county Al has been at his shop making 4 elephant legs.
This shows the process a little bit. He had to glue all the wood together to get something big enough. Then start carving them.
Like I said, a bit of an odd project, but hey, it pays the bills. He should be done this week sometime. We will be delivering these hopefully this weekend, or Monday at the latest. Then we will be staying in Central for a week or more at the rendezvous site. I can’t wait to get back down to the desert, and the rendezvous starts on Thursday. That’s always a very good time.
Before he started on the legs, he hurried and made a couple of frames for my photos. I needed to apply for a show in Bozeman, Montana and needed some images to send.
This is just one of the ideas we have for the frames we want to do.
When we get back from rendezvous, we will be making more frames and exploring some of the other ideas we have.
We have to gear up for the summer art show season.