Mary Rose Ballock Dagger

  The representation of a Mary Rose Ballock Dagger is now drawn in, outlined and roughed in. This was modeled on an original that was found on the Tudor Warship of Henry 8th, the Mary Rose. Its existence was a … Read More

Undercutting Creates Apparent Separation

A time-consuming skill in woodcarving explained: Undercutting creates apparent separation and here is a detailed explanation of how to do it:  What is Undercutting? Undercutting is the most difficult part of woodcarving and the energy that disproportionately goes into it … Read More

Undercutting towards the Final Cut

  Work has resumed on the Azincourt Tribute with undercutting towards the final cut on the purse and belt buckle. The completion of three smaller works reflecting the sequential order to shoot for the Archers, relate directly to the main … Read More

Carving Detail on the Azincourt Archers Tribute

  Work has recommenced on the archer after various distractions of other necessary work. The emphasis being on refining some of the detail before starting on the buckler which will require an addition of wood to that area, it was … Read More

Barton Upon Humber Connections with Azincourt

  What is the Barton Upon Humber Connection with the Archers of Azincourt?   Barton upon Humber is a town of over 11,000 population, situated on the south bank of the Humber Estuary at the southern end of the Humber Bridge. … Read More

Using Yew Wood for Wood Carving

Using Yew wood for woodcarving will give you many unseen difficulties to overcome, especially on larger pieces. This week’s work in the Studio has been concentrating on working with the grain patterns and dealing with knots. Here is how I … Read More

Medieval Archers Sword

  The Azincourt Archer’s sword needs a lot of detail and here is progress this week: . Now the sword is roughed in, the belt and sort hanger must be organised so the weight of the sword appears to be … Read More

Azincourt Archer’s Sword Definition

This week in the Studio, working on the Azincourt Archers Sword definition…   Attention now turned to the other side of the figure, to mark out and define the position and shape of the Archer’s sword.

Deepening the Shadows

Live from the Studio this week, work on deepening the shadows:   The close-up pictures show more work under carving the flap on the purse, pulling out the bulk by deepening the shadows.

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