Wine Barrel Carving by Maryland Artist Tom Crowl.

Wine Barrel Carving Process
Step Six - Removing the Background

Using a sweep gouge to remove oak from the barrel carving.

A straight edge chisel removes carved wood chips.Using a sweep gouge, I carefully carve some oak away from outside of the design.  The chisel cuts up to the V groove, which stops the wood from carving further. 

A straight edge chisel then severs the chips at the edge of the design.  The cuts are repeated again and again until I reach the depth of the background desired.  Although relatively simple, this is an extremely time intensive process.

Barrel head carving process - the background is removed.


To the right, hours and hours and hours later - the background has been removed, now it is time to carve the design, adding depth and dimension to the barrel carving.

Step Seven - Adding details and dimension.



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