Western Theme & New Subjects

Recently I started a new piece called Cow Boy. It will be a Neanderthal style skull with longhorn steer horns. I liked the John Deer sculpture’s humor so I thought I might carry the idea a little further.
I have refined my techniques and feel that I am picking up speed. Being located in Gold Bar, Washington a very peaceful and quiet place helps me to really focus on my work.
I bought this steam tank and hose and made a wood bending/steam box so that I could bend wood for my projects. For instance the longhorn steer horns would be stronger and be produced faster by simply bending the wood rather than gluing multiple pieces of wood together.
Of course to bend wood properly you must make a wood bending jig like this one I made. I will be testing this out soon with some maple branches I cut from my trees recently.

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