Aug 302013
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carving2 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.

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–Fridays on the Highland Woodworking Blog are dedicated to #FollowFriday, where we use this space to further highlight a woodworker or turner who we have featured in our monthly e-publications Wood News and The Highland WoodturnerWould you like for your shop or woodworking to appear in our publications? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS  along with captions and a brief history and description of your shop or woodworking (Email photos at 800×600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit redeemable towards merchandise if we show your shop in a future issue.

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