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Antlers hotel

Postby BillK » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:34 pm

Hi there, have been away for a while.

My brother and sister-in-law live in a house that is on the site of a hotel that overlooks the Hudson river. The hotel was destroyed by fire many years ago. My brother found a post card of the hotel and when he showed it to me I thought "that would make a nice carving" :D

This is carved into a piece of light mahogany that has its own story as it was once under the Hudson River during hurricane Sandy back a few years ago.

I mostly used two rail sweeps to bring out the many angles of the building. My finishing technique after carving was to apply Boiled Linseed oil. Then a coat of amber shellac. After that dried, I used a water based stain that is walnut color and rubbed it over the building section and immediately wiped it off so that it only was capured in the indents. Followed that with 2 more coats of the shellac. The flat part was not sanded but hand planed smooth. I used a coat of Alfie shine on the flat parts (some of you from across the pond might be familiar with Alfie) after that. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

I plan to use this technique on other building scenes that I want to use.

Thanks for reading and looking. Enjoy!

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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby OCEdesigns » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:36 am

That look amazing!!
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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby BillK » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:11 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby WNC_Ed » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:03 am

Awesome idea
Amazing execution.
Very cool stories behind the plaque and the wood.
Thank you for sharing the finishing technique, I always wonder how folks make things look so good.
Great job!
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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby BillK » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:54 am

Thanks Ed. As I mentioned the modeling technique took a lot of trial and error, but I am very happy with these results. I know Aspire is a program that is harder to master for most, but it does raise your work to another level, well worth the investment for me.
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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby BladesNBarrels » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am

Thanks for the endorsement of Aspire.
I am teetering on upgrading from the V-Carve Desktop that came with the Shark HD4 to either V-Carve Pro or Aspire.
Your work is so well done, why not shoot for the moon!
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Re: Antlers hotel

Postby BillK » Sat May 04, 2019 9:19 pm

BladesNBarrels wrote:Thanks for the endorsement of Aspire.
I am teetering on upgrading from the V-Carve Desktop that came with the Shark HD4 to either V-Carve Pro or Aspire.
Your work is so well done, why not shoot for the moon!


I agree. Have been using it for a while with no regrets. They keep improving it also.
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