Prancing Pony Relief Carving

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This project is copied over from another site and was originally posted in 2020 so please forgive any inconsistencies in the text.  There is a carving thread on this site so I thought I would post the first relief carving I tackled.


For the Fourth Annual LJs Beer Swap I got EarlS as my recipient.

Earl mentioned at some point that he and his wife and daughters were all fans of the Lord of the Rings movies. I just happened to be working at learning to carve and looking for an idea of what to make for this swap at the same time. So when I ran into a picture of a sign for the Prancing Pony, it all clicked into place.  This was my inspiration:



This was my first full relief carving project and my first time trying to paint anything without a sprayer or a roller so I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Carving is a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing more in the future.

I also made Earl a bottle opener. The kit is a keychain opener from PSI and I used a blank from fellow LJ Dave Kelley to turn it. The blank was stabilized and cast Desert Ironwood. I really liked how it came out with the gunmetal opener.

Finally, the beer.  I knew Earl likes dark beers but he has also mentioned that his wife prefers lighter ones. So, I just grabbed an assortment of local brews that I thought would give both of them a little enjoyment.







As always, the beer swap was lots of fun with a lot of great fellas! 

Thanks for looking. Comments are welcome as always.

17 Comments

nice work for your first. dont think ill be doing any carving in the near future myself though. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

That’s legit man! Nice work. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Really nice sign, the carving is outstanding Kenny. What type of paint did you use? I have used acrylic artist paints for some of my projects.

Main Street to the Mountains

Thanks fellas! 

I used some Vallejo Acrylic Paint after spraying a black oil based primer Eric.  I don't recall what primer it was and I just have some bottles of Vallejo that I've picked up for models and toys and such over the years.  I basically just used whatever I had on hand.
I have found that the acrylics can be built up a bit to add depth and texture in the painting. My dad used the acrylics painting his duck carvings.

Main Street to the Mountains

👍,🦆...

That is pure dedication Hokie....

With 999,999,999,999 brands of beer, you've only 999,999,999,9998 more to go.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

wrong duckie he's only got  990,999,999,9998 more to go. you under estimate him !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Try not to worry about pottzy I sent him some vegemite and he is trying to win $1000
BTW I like beer too ...hint hint





Regards Rob

i'm picturing a guy with a green cape and zoro mask on that horse!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

I remember this one - nice carving!
Cool looking, great job.  Mike
Real men don't 'prance' Kenny! Ha ha ha!

Mike

Yooper with a Drawl

Finally have a spare minute to stop by and see what's going on.  What do I see?  One of my favorite beer swap bonus items!!!   
Hey Earl! Great stuff here!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Love this Kenny. Great job.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.