Lately, I have been experimenting with different species of woods to see how a final piece would look by gluing different woods together before sculpting. If you do an image search on multilayered wood etc, you get a host of amazing stuff people have made - the bands of different wood species, with different colors and grain patterns can let you get really creative. So I thought I would share with you my process so far, in my own projects.
Firstly the images posted here are not even half done in terms of a finished product. But I found there can be a lot of work just to get to this point (actually, a whole long weekend's worth for two blocked out pieces), so this instructable will be showing how I came to this point, and what I need to have done to create a polished final look.
Essentially, the workflow is this;
- Decide on the size and general shape of the final piece, then, on the bandsaw, cut up each species of wood into slices, roughly to those dimensions.
- Sand each side to be glued flat.
- Stack the sanded pieces up and glue them.
- the rough block is ready to sculpt into the final form