Today’s #FollowFriday is Carl Lehman from Tecumseh, Ontario, who we featured in our Show Us Your Woodcarving section of our August 2013 issue of Wood News. Carl was a unique “Show Us” submission by submitting his story and photos through our Highland Woodworking Facebook Page.
Carl’s most recent projects were the construction of 3 motorcycle rocking chairs, which he made for his grandchildren. He made each part of the bikes out of the following different types of wood:
Seats: Spalted Wood, which made them look like leather.
Chrome and Tin Components: Light colored woods like Ash and Maple.
Handle Grips: Made with veneer wrapped around dowels and worked to imitate knurled grips.
Cover Plate for Transmission: Each bike was made with a different highly figured piece of wood that Carl had in the shop, which included Cherry Flame, Spalted Butternut, and Lacewood.
The first bike that Carl made was entered into a local wood carving competition, where he won First Place in two categories! He won both the Carousel Horse-Novice Category, as well as the People’s Choice-Novice Category.
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