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Photos below continue to follow the progress of the carving of "Survival Mantel."  See Page 5 for photos of the finished carving.

 


 

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CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: LEFT RETURN

The detail in the carving is beginning to emerge.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: LEFT RETURN

The fish on the left return seems to have a 3D effect.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: LEFT RETURN - FAR LEFT

We turn the corner to the far left of the mantel face.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: FAR LEFT

Jerry has been working detail into the mantel along the surface of the lake.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: LEFT

Note the little turtle swimming away from the surface of the water.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: CENTER LEFT

The large mouth bass sees a little more detail in the smaller fish he's looking at for dinner.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: CENTER RIGHT

Duckweed and common reed grow to the surface and form the background for a bass looking at his next meal.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/35/06: FARTHER RIGHT

More vegetation detail.

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: RIGHT

There's a smoothness to some of the vegetation and many different textures...

CARVING PROGRESS 04/25/06: FAR RIGHT

...among the submerged limbs, roots, and aquatic plants.

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: FAR LEFT

A lot of the fine detailing is emerging...

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: LEFT

...on the left side...

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: CENTER LEFT

...moving across the face of the mantel...

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: CENTER LEFT

...toward the center...

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: CENTER RIGHT

...to the right of center...

CARVING PROGRESS 07/06/06: CENTER RIGHT

...and into the right side.

CARVING PROGRESS 07/20/06: CENTER RIGHT

Showing a little more detail.

CARVING PROGRESS 08/11/06: JERRY

The mantel is set on its back for this step in the carving process.

CARVING PROGRESS 08/12/06: BLACK CRAPPIE GROUPING

Showing some of the detail at center right of the mantel face...

CARVING PROGRESS 08/12/06: BLACK CRAPPIE GROUPING

...and from a different angle.