28 wide x 26 tall x 3 deep (cut from Arizona ash)
I was at the sawmill and I saw this round sitting in the burn pile. It was bleached and warped. It had never been through the sander so deep grooves the chain saw scored both sides.
I asked for it and we traded some custom scroll saw work for the board. The surfaces were so rough, I had to buy coarser sandpaper to get it to the point where my regular sandpaper could deal with it.
During the board prep process, I wipe water on the board and hints of glory were there.
I wrestled the board on my saw. It took 3 or 4 sessions to cut the horses. I would come back into the house after each session and report to my wife: “Well, I don’t have to trash it yet.”
Prep done. Sanding done. Cutting done. I put the first coat of finishing oil on and grinned for 2 hours!
Sometimes I get lucky… I’ll keep pushing the envelope.
As with all my work, I used my scroll saw in the construction of the art, no computer guided tools.
This cutting is based on an image by S. Good
For shipping, my first choice is we meet in the DFW metroplex. However, I will use fully insured UPS shipping at a S&H cost of $175.00.