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Our daughter and son-in-law have just purchased their first house in Springs, NY, south of Montauk. Their street address starts with just the #5 and then the street name. I thought that I could give them a house warming present, with a carving of just the #5, and it will be painted/gilded. Here's the start of the rough carving/layout for this project. The number carving is in basswood and the second disk of wood is pine, and the use of it will be apparent later on. Again, this is just a rough carving...... finishing will take place later.
Whenever my wife and I travel overseas, I always try to find and photograph any type of shell that I can find. These may be on the street, in churches, chateaus, or private estates. This shell was found in a church in Warsaw, Poland. While not representing anything in the real world, you can get the idea! Here are some of the steps that were taken to complete the carving, along with the plaque, that the shell was mounted to. We are headed to Sicily for 3 weeks and I am really looking forward to what I can find there.