The Dover Airforce Base in Delaware has the bulldog as their image. They ordered this carving for their base. This is the sketch I based it on.
It is carved out of a sycamore log. I really like the stability and tight grain of sycamore wood for carving.
Once the rough form was blocked out, I moved it to my shop to do the details with smaller power tools (sanders, grinders, dremels)
They requested a dark color, so I used Cabot’s Jarrah Brown Australian Timber oil.
Here it is being crated…
Below is a video time lapse of the creation process during this carving. Check it out!!
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