Thursday, 19 March 2009

Hard as stone...

I am still struggling with the piece of tropical hardwood that is going to be the stand. It is really hard to handle and difficult to carve. Its grain is interlocked and splinters feel really poisonous.

I want it to be like a tree trunk and I want it at the same time to be like the nave of a wheel - with broken off spokes.
The idea came to me on seeing a picture of the driving wheels from GWR King Edward II at Didcot.

More about GWR 6023 King Edward II

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