Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Fence Work II
I know I just recently finished a carving with the same title but I thought I'd do another showing another aspect of this activity. If you've ever used a pair of post hole diggers around here where there seem to be more rocks in the ground than dirt you'll know why cowboys would rather be in the saddle than on the ground. I constructed this set out of some roof flashing after measureing a real set. Bending them into shape and anchoring the two halves to the pols a nail and a drop of solder hold them in place and allow them to operate. And they do operate, at least until their anchored to the figure..
The figure is basically the same as others that I've done but I did spend a little extra time on the back of his vest to add a little more detail to the strap. I really like the way it looks now. I had earlier thought of using a barbed wire fence and had carved a tin bucket which would have held a hammer and staples but decided that a wooden fence would be more interesting. So, instead of the bucket I gave him a pick which he would definitely need if he dug those holes anywhere around our place.
So, it's off to the paint table. More photos in the Gallery and your comments are welcome as always.