Hi Matt,Having never carved anything (except the old stick as a boy) could you give me an indication on how much time is involved in shaping and carving a leg like the one in the pic?Are you into carving in general, or is it because it comes with building this piece that you 'shine some light' on the topic?Thanks, I enjoy your blogposts.
I spent almost 2.5 hours carving the second side of that leg and probably 3 drawing/carving the first. I don't really have much carving experience. I have to take my time because I've done very few. By the time I get to the fourth leg I will have cut that time down considerably. (It will be back up there again by the time I do another one down the road.)The ball and claw probably took 3 hours to do the fourth one.Dimensioning and general shaping is pretty quick. I imagine these times being GROSSLY different for somebody with only a moderate amount of experience.