Tuesday, 7 August 2012

London Olympics

With the Olympics taking place here in London at the moment, I thought this might be a suitable piece to show you, what with the success of the GB team and Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France. This is a commission of the Lotus bicycle that Chris Boardman used to win Gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

 I thought when I started the carving that it wouldn't be too difficult as there weren't too many elements to it but I hadn't carved anything so delicate before and didn't realise that the delicacy was to be the overriding consideration in making the piece. Caved from a single piece of Pear wood and inlaid with Maple, 31cm in length.

I'll post photos shortly, describing all the stages of the carving from a block through to the end.

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