A little more carving done this weekend, in two different snatches of time in the garage. Â These two panels are going to be the sides of the box I started carving last week. Â The front can been seen in a previous post on S Scroll carving step by step. Â I’m playing around with different layout choices for these sides, trying to get more practice and experimenting with different ideas as I go.
The first side I was experimenting with simply stretching the S out a bit to fit the shape, as well as putting the center circle or button in the same plane line rather than offsetting them a little. Â Overall I’m not sure about this one, something seems a little “Off” about it, but I can’t really put my finger on it.
The second side I tried a new trick with crossing the S shapes in the center, which visually fills the space a little more pleasingly to my eye. Â I did struggle a little with some grain tear out as I tried something new to me in the top and bottom spaces. Â I need a Â lot more practice to get some of these muscle memories established.
Over all I can feel myself getting a little more comfortable with chisels, and the body motions on each panel. Â This is sort of the point of this box project, practicing and developing my skills in this area. Â That and trying different designs and layouts to see what I enjoy carving, and what looks good.
Next up is the back panel, which I’m going to layout in pencil this evening. Â I’m probably going to try the front design again, but I might change my mind.