Monday, July 15, 2013

Carving a Lyre

One of the most rewarding crafts of this session of classes has been hand carving a lyre. I wish I got more pictures but the work was intense. It took 18.5 hours of carving, planing, scraping and sanding to get to this point. I am very happy with the result, yet the interesting thing is that the most rewarding part was not the lyre itself. It is the will activity of pushing myself everyday to make the lyre as perfect as I possibly could. Does it still have flaws? of course. An I ready to make another one? absolutely! I have found a new passion with these old tools... see what you think.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful. What a fun project. I wonder if other instruments will be in your future?