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

“Nestroque” Now Strike Order at Azincourt

“Nestroque” or Now Strike! was the order given at the battle of Azincourt by Sir Thomas Erpingham (Erpyingham)  which is captured in this beautiful wood carving by O H Boyd as part of his Azincourt Triptych and titled: The Fateful … Read More

Archer’s Hand Sculpture Woodcarving

The Archer’s Hand sculpture woodcarving This woodcarving is a beautiful table top representation of the hand of an Archer at Azincourt, mounted on a stainless steel plinth in the shape of the Azincourt Battlefield.

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

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

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