Katrina’s Hearts. I draw them up on pieces of the wood from the edges of Coop’s carvings. They are laid out free hand, so the shapes and sizes vary depending on how big the scrap was! I also try to lay out around the edges of knots in the wood. It can allow for some incredibly beautiful coloring and grain line in the wood. I have many of these hearts, then I pick some to continue decorating with wood burning and sometimes painting with Christmas Themes. Each listing is the heart you will receive.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.