Today I progressed with making a wood map of Scotland. Measuring 22.5 inches by 35.5 inches. The back board is the flag of Scotland, made up of a 1/8 inch veneer panel to glue the boards onto, and then the rough sawn balsam fir boards are cut and fit into place.
I am pleased with this wooden map of Nova Scotia that I made this August 2016. I was going to make two different maps from the two parts of the cutting, a negative and positive so to speak. Then I thought that making a 3D coastal map and frame it would be nice idea. Here is a close up of the map. Continue reading Wood Map Nova Scotia No 13 framed
We on our way to making another wooden map of Nova Scotia for sale. It should be available by Jul 14 if all goes well. If you wish to purchase, please send me an email or call. $150.00 tax included.
Jul 14 – On schedule! This map is available for sale. 35 inches long, 12 inches wide, 1 inch deep. Rough sawn Nova Scotia Balsam Fir locally harvested from my property. Prefer local pickup or delivery. A plywood crate can be made if you plan to ship it.
This past week I’ve been working on a commission piece for a wooden map… a large wooden map of the four Atlantic provinces. I’ve been posting some short videos on Instagram as well. I’ll update this page as the project progresses through its stages.
Continue reading Large Wood Map of the Atlantic provinces
I had a special request from a lady who was a recipient of one of my earlier wooden maps of Nova Scotia. She wanted one made for her son who was working away, missing his home province. The son had grown up with a special attachment to his grandfather, who worked on his farm.
Continue reading Wood Map Nova Scotia #9 and #10
There are a number of ways to cut away detailed wooden map coastlines. To start, one of the traditional ways is to take your paper pattern and trace it onto the wood surface, then start cutting.
Another new project on the table. Red, white and blue. Should be an easy guess as too what its for. But I bet you will be wrong!
You’ll have to wait and see.
In the workshop today, this time making a natural wooden map. That means no paint. I just wanted to see what it would be like. I have to say, I do like it!