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Jerry has finished  "Greenfield" mantel for his customers in Iowa.  The mantel features the couple's home,

along with deer, turkeys, horses, Iowa farm animals, a water tank, a barn and local scenery.  Hi Mark and Jayne!

Design and progress photos are posted below.  Click on Page 2 for the finished carving.

 


 

Greenfield Mantel - Page 1 Greenfield Mantel - Page 2


                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: WHOLE

   

MANTEL DESIGN: WHOLE

   

MANTEL DESIGN: LEFT

 

From left

 

From right

 

The design begins at the left with deer in the woods..

                     
                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: CENTER

   

MANTEL DESIGN: RIGHT

   

MANTEL DESIGN: FAR LEFT DETAIL

 

..then moves to the center, which features the customer's home..

 

..and to the right side where the wild turkeys roam.

 

A closer look, starting at the far left with the oak leaves..

                     
                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: CENTER LEFT DETAIL

   

MANTEL DESIGN: CENTER DETAIL

   

MANTEL DESIGN: CENTER RIGHT DETAIL

 

..moving to the detail at center left...

 

..and on to the detail in the center scene.

 

The horses and pond are in this section..

                     
                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: FAR RIGHT DETAIL

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: WHOLE

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: WHOLE

  ..and the turkeys and oak leaves in this one.  

From left

 

From right

                     
                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: LEFT

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: RIGHT

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: LEFT

 

 

 

 

 

Another angle

                     
                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: CENTER

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 08/18/09: RIGHT

   

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: WHOLE, FROM RIGHT

 

 

 

Another angle

 

Jerry has made the initial cuts..

                     
                     
 

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: WHOLE, FROM LEFT

   

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: LEFT

   

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: CENTER LEFT

 

..into the mantel face.

 

Starting on the far left..

 

..moving to center left..

                     
                     
 

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: CENTER

   

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: RIGHT

   

STOP CUTS 08/24/09: CENTER

..to center right..

..and to the far right.

A closer look

                     
                     
 

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: WHOLE, FROM LEFT

   

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: WHOLE, FROM RIGHT

   

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: FAR LEFT

Jerry has started..

..roughing out the..

..design elements..

                     
                     
 

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: LEFT

   

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: CENTER

   

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: CENTER

..across the face..

..of the mantel..

..and will gradually..

                     
                     
 

ROUGHING OUT 08/29/09: RIGHT

   

CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: WHOLE, FROM LEFT

   

CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: WHOLE, FROM RIGHT

..bring out detail.

Jerry is working on..

..depth and undercutting..

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: LEFT

   

CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: CENTER LEFT

   

CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: CENTER RIGHT

..in this group..

..of photos.

The detail..

                     
                     
  CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: RIGHT     CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: CENTER DETAIL     CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: RIGHT DETAIL

..is starting..

..to take shape..

..as he cuts deeper..

                     
                     
  CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: LEAVES DETAIL ON RIGHT     CARVING PROGRESS 09/19/09: LEAVES DETAIL ON LEFT        

..into each element..

..of the design.