Saturday, July 22, 2023

Slide of the Month Extra - Woody's Cochise


July 2023

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:   Woody's make your own

Cochise (or A-da-tli-chi as he was known by his people) was the leader of the Chokonen  a band within the Chiricahua Apache. An amazing war leader standing at 6 foot (rare for anyone of that era), he lead resistance to Americans and Mexicans encroaching on Apache lands from 1861 to 1872 during the Apache Wars.  I've seen a few references to the meaning of his name  - "having the quality or strength of oak", "hardwood" "wood not bending or breaking".

Made from basswood it's another of the Woody's patterns. I not fond of doing faces especially of famous people because I don't feel I pay the person the honor they deserve. Painted with hobby paints and sealed with a couple coats of poly.

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