Before and after shots of my lockdown project carving in cherry wood.
Robert Cox - Lockdown Project 2020
Cherry wood is wonderful for carving, having close grain, good figure and not too hard.
An opportunity presented itself when the house next door to ours (Findhorn) had a large cherry tree in danger of pushing the adjacent properties fence down. A decision was made to fell the tree so I quickly marked out the area of trunk that would be suitable to produce a sizeable sculpture.
In due course, the tree was felled and the marked out section of trunk was delivered down the drive, in fact rolled down, and was probably the best way to handle 50cm by 30cm, weighing well over 100cwk fully loaded with sap water and very green.