Ox

Ox

Design Study - Woodcraft

What does a designer do in his leisure time? Easter at the Atlantic coast in France I found some inspriring pieces of wood. Animals made from wood have always fascinated me and the month april is in the zodiac sign of Taurus.

The basic shape was cut from a sturdy block of pine with an electric jigsaw. Then coarse wood rasps were applied. First one side of the body was roughly shaped, then the other side mirror-imaged. The good thing about this activity is that you can meditate for hours; thoughts come an go.

Smoothing with finer wood rasps followed by sandpaper finishing. Wonderful to watch the strong grain of the warm pine wood …