Making More Sea Turtles from Cedar Wood – Art

Making More Sea Turtles from Cedar Wood – Art


Watch my head. So the sea turtle sculpture I made a little
while ago… I think it turned out really well. I think I am going to try to make another
one. The cherry I used is very dense, hard and
heavy. I have some cedar here, reclaimed cedar, that
I think could be a little better. This one is not going to be as big. I have a few pieces here that could be appropriate. Who knows, I might make two. Oh yeah. This will work. OK, what have we got here? A couple of pieces of wood. It is rough looking with some bug holes here. A few cracks. It is not so bad though. I can work around those. This one has a big knot right here. I will probably try to cut that portion out. Some cracks here. That should be OK though. Unfortunately, I can’t really see the line
because the wood is so dark. I will get a sharpie. I just want to cut out the general shape. As I was hooking this thing up here… This is the stand for the rotary tool. When you tighten this… This is just plastic and it bends really easily. It is not very sturdy, so I think I am going
to drill this. Put screws directly into this piece of wood
so I do not even have to use this. It will be more secure that way. I was trying to figure out how I am going
to hold these down while I try to use the angle grinder to take off the bulk of the
material. I thought I could just put it in the vice,
but if it is down inside the vice like this and I want to grind here, I might hit the
edge of the vice and break the tool or the vice. What I think I am going to do is just glue
a waste block on here so I can clamp the waste block like this. Unfortunately, there is a bit of rot here. I am going to try to make a paste with this
dust and some wood glue to fill it. It is so crazy it might work! Anyway, we will just set that aside to dry. I have already got something else sitting
out to dry. I was drilling holes to remove some of this
material and this flipper split off on me. I glued that up. Well, I think this turned out pretty cute. I kind of messed up on some of these lines. Again, I think this needs a base. I am just going to do something simple like
I did before. Take off the sharp edges and make it more
of an organic shape. Well, this turned out alright. There is going to be some assembly required. I am going to send it to the recipient disassembled. They can just put it together. Just for ease of shipping because I do not
want it to break. I got the lines on the shell just a little
off-centre. You probably would not notice that unless
I pointed it out. I am going to finish it with some spray lacquer. I think that is it for today anyway. I have to go start getting ready because next
week I am attending a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I am really looking forward to it. The workshop is called Woodshaping. It is being instructed by my friend Robert
Lyon and Doug Finkel. I have never met Doug before, but he makes
some wonderful things. Bob makes some wonderful things too. We are leaving tomorrow morning. I am hoping to make and edit a video about
the experience. Not only that, you can be sure I will be posting
Instagram updates about what we are doing. I am really excited. I am looking forward to it. See you soon in Cammie’s Garage.

15 thoughts on “Making More Sea Turtles from Cedar Wood – Art

  1. I want one !!!😊 They are so lovely, I got very worried again when you used that burner but it worked brilliant, also great idea on how you filled the cavity. I really enjoy watching your videos BUT I still find it difficult to hear what you are saying , mostly because of the music is overpowering your voice, Any chance of reducing the sound so it's easier to hear you? Just makes it much more enjoyable viewing. Look forward to the next one. Thanks for sharing 🐢👍🌟🌟🌟

  2. I like these turtles. They look awesome! It's cool that your coming to my neck of the woods! I live very close to Gatlinburg.

  3. I absolutely LOVE these little turtles! I would love to make one, but I don't think I can do that haha.

  4. I got plenty of wood. All I need is space. And the appropriate tools. And some practice. And some more practice. And lots of practice

  5. I just love the blowtorching but tell me please. Would the blowtorching make it so you cannot put clear protectant or rub it with stain/sealers?

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