||1) It's way past time to get a new visual diary started. This time I thought I would take you on a visual tour of the making of a new piece called 'Platypus Diving'.
Unlike other diaries, you'll be seeing this one evolve as I make the piece.
As you can see, it's a thumping nice piece of wood and a large project, so this diary will be quite lengthy.
I bought this slab of Grevillea robusta at the last Melbourne Wood Show. After setting up my booth, I will always take a walk around and buy up a few supplies for special projects. This slab of native Australian wood was 2 and a half times this length and cost me $30.
I like to make at least one 'signature piece' a year. A piece that pushes my limits to the max and challenges what I know. It's a nice learning curve but can drive me slightly insane, so bear with me when I go a bit wiggy and frustrated.
Here you see me at the very beginning, sketching in the platypus. (Please excuse my messy studio floor.)