Carving the bark today, before I get too far on the centipede.
Above, I’ve begun carving the bark using a round graver with a pretty broad sweep. You can see three little bark spots I’ve already completed, and the gold colored area is where I’ve been working with the round graver. I’ll follow up the graver cuts with a round faced punch.
Above, I’ve gone back and forged over the carved surfaces with the round faced punch and my Lindsay Nitro G20 airgraver. This punch has a sort of frosted finish on it, leaving behind a bit of texture. This is bark, so I don’t want a smooth, shiny finish left behind.
You can read a little more about the powerful Lindsay Nitro G20 airgraver here: http://www.airgraver.com/Air%20Engraver%20NitroG20.htm