Azincourt Archer’s Helmet

  Carving the Azincourt Archer’s Helmet Although the final refining of the of the Brigandine needed to be completed first as the hidden plates and rivets has been more difficult than I thought with all the undercarving of his accoutrements. This … Read More

Life-size Portrait Woodcarving

  Life-size portrait woodcarving sculpture of an English Archer Following many hours spent carving the detail of each single rivet on the Brigandine armour, this has now been completed at last! The rivets have been both difficult and tedious, especially in … Read More

Carving Medieval Brigandine

  Work this week has been Carving Medieval Brigandine armour onto the figure of the Azincourt Archer. The belt and details of the equipment have been finalised so that detailed work on the Brigandine can begin. The outlines of the ridges … Read More

Carving in Three Dimensions

  Carving in three dimensions to make a block of wood look as though it has been sealed with a leather strap and buckle has not been easy. Repeating this six times for six buckled straps has been the very … Read More

Carving Light and Space into Sculpture

  This article is about the difficulties of carving light and space into sculpture to give a realistic three dimensional work that can be viewed from any dimension – even from the back – and will thrill the viewer with … Read More

Carving the Buckler – Archer’s Shield

  This article is about carving the Buckler – the Archer’s shield The rolled down hose and legs have been roughed in almost ready for the final cut, this gives proportion to the figure which helps with the visualisation of … Read More

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

“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

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