Sunday, March 19, 2017

John Henry

Sometime between 2012 and 2015

Time to carve: 4 hours
Finishing: 2 hour

An odd slide for me to make. I chose not to include a face because I wasn't happy with the way it was coming out so here is the result. Carved from maple, this took quite awhile to carve as there was a lot of material to remove. The handle of the hammer is made from a piece of metal rod I had lying around. The slide is painted with craft paint and given a couple of coats of poly.

There is some thought that the folk tail of John Henry is based on a real man. You can find more information here Steel Driving Man

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